flydubai reaches milestone 80 destinations with addition of three new routes in East Africa

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Aug 28th, 2014
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flydubai reaches milestone 80 destinations with addition of three new routes in East Africa

 

With the launch of flights to Burundi, Uganda and Rwanda, flydubai will fly to nine destinations in Africa

 

Dubai, UAE, August 28, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ Dubai-based flydubai (http://www.flydubai.com) today announced the addition of three new East African routes, bringing the total number of destinations in the carrier’s network to 80. With the launch of flights in September 2014 to Bujumbura in Burundi, Entebbe in Uganda and Kigali in Rwanda, flydubai will fly to nine destinations in Africa.

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(flydubai Business Class Lounge)

 

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(flydubai Business Class seats)

 

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(flydubai cabin crew during onboard service)

 

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(flydubai fleet)

 

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(flydubai Business Class)

 

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Commenting on the launch of these new routes, Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer of flydubai, said: “We are delighted to announce the launch of three new East African destinations which also sees flydubai become the first national carrier from the UAE to fly to Rwanda and Burundi, underlining our commitment to opening up underserved markets.”

 

flydubai’s operation to these emerging markets will provide passengers with a reliable, direct and high-quality service. Business Class, which is made available for the first time between Dubai and Burundi, will give passengers travelling to these new destinations a more comfortable and personalised travel experience.

 

“We have announced 17 new destinations since the start of 2014, matching the total number of destinations flydubai launched last year. We look forward to continuing to expand our network as we remain committed to supporting Dubai’s trade and tourism sectors,” continued Al Ghaith.

 

In addition to operating between Dubai and these three new cities, flydubai has obtained the rights to carry passengers between Uganda and Burundi.

 

Rwanda and Burundi are home to some of the most biodiverse places. Filled with numerous volcanoes, nature reserves and the second deepest lake in the world, the two countries also have one third of the world’s remaining Mountain Gorillas and one third of Africa’s bird species. While tourism is the largest contributor to Rwanda and Burundi’s economies, Uganda is considered one of Africa’s most progressive economies and is emerging as one of the leading commercial centres within Africa.

 

Within Africa, flydubai currently operates flights to Alexandria in Egypt, Khartoum and Port Sudan in Sudan, Juba in South Sudan, Ethiopia’s Addis Ababa as well as Djibouti’s capital Djibouti.

 

Flight Details:

 

Entebbe, Uganda

flydubai will operate seven flights a week between Entebbe and Dubai starting from 28 September 2014.

 

Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays: FZ622 is scheduled to depart Entebbe International Airport at 01:30hrs local time, landing at Dubai International Terminal 2 at 08:05hrs local time.

On Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays FZ621 is scheduled to depart Dubai International Terminal 2 at 16:10hrs local time, arriving into Entebbe International Airport at 20:30hrs local time.

 

Tuesdays and Fridays: FZ624 is scheduled to depart Entebbe International Airport at 22:10hrs local time, landing at Dubai International Terminal 2 at 04:35hrs local time.

FZ623 is scheduled to depart Dubai International Terminal 2 at 12:20hrs local time, arriving into Entebbe International Airport at 16:40hrs local time.

 

Sundays: FZ620 is scheduled to depart Entebbe International Airport at 15:15hrs local time, landing at Dubai International Terminal 2 at 21:50hrs local time.FZ619 is scheduled to depart Dubai International Terminal 2 at 09:55hrs local time, arriving into Entebbe International Airport at 14:15hrs local time.

 

Wednesdays: FZ620 is scheduled to depart Entebbe International Airport at 13:15hrs local time, landing at Dubai International Terminal 2 at 19:50hrs local time.

FZ619 is scheduled to depart Dubai International Terminal 2 at 07:55hrs local time, arriving into Entebbe International Airport at 12:15hrs local time.

 

Round trip fares

 

Economy Class return fares from Entebbe to Dubai will start at USD 399 including 20kg checked baggage, while Business Class return fares will start at USD 1,200 and are inclusive of all taxes and 40kg checked baggage.

 

Bujumbura, Burundi via Entebbe

 

flydubai will operate two flights a week between Bujumbura and Dubai via Entebbe starting from 30 September 2014.

 

Tuesdays and Fridays: FZ624 is scheduled to depart Bujumbura International Airport at 18:55hrs local time, landing at Dubai International Terminal 2 at 04:35hrs local time with a one-hour stopover in Entebbe.

 

FZ623 is scheduled to depart Dubai International Terminal 2 at 12:20hrs local time, arriving into Bujumbura International Airport at 17:55hrs local time with a one-hour stopover in Entebbe.

 

Round trip fares

 

Economy Class return fares from Bujumbura to Dubai will start at USD 399 including 20kg checked baggage, while Business Class return fares will start at USD 1,200 and are inclusive of all taxes and 40kg checked baggage.

 

Entebbe to Bujumbura

 

flydubai will operate two flights a week between Entebbe and Bujumbura starting from 30 September 2014.

 

Tuesdays and Fridays: FZ623 is scheduled to depart Entebbe International Airport at 17:40hrs local time, landing at Bujumbura International Airport at 17:55hrs local time.

 

FZ624 is scheduled to depart Bujumbura International Airport at 18:55hrs local time, arriving into Entebbe International Airport at 21:10hrs local time.

 

Round trip fares

Economy Class return fares from Entebbe to Bujumbura will start at USD 400 including 20kg checked baggage, while Business Class return fares will start at USD 900 and are inclusive of all taxes and 40kg checked baggage.

 

Kigali, Rwanda via Entebbe

flydubai will operate three flights a week between Kigali and Dubai via Entebbe starting from 27 September 2014.

 

Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays: FZ622 is scheduled to depart Kigali International Airport at 22:30hrs local time, landing at Dubai International Terminal 2 at 08:05hrs local time with a one-hour stopover in Entebbe.

 

FZ621 is scheduled to depart Dubai International Terminal 2 at 16:10hrs local time, arriving into Kigali International Airport at 21:30hrs local time with a one-hour stopover in Entebbe.

 

Round trip fares

 

Economy Class return fares from Kigali to Dubai will start at USD 399 including 20kg checked baggage, while Business Class return fares will start at USD 899 and are inclusive of all taxes and 40kg checked baggage.

 

Flights can be purchased starting today from flydubai’s website (flydubai.com), its Call Centre (+971) 600 54 44 45, flydubai travel shops or through travel partners. Further information and details of the carrier’s car rental and travel insurance services can also be found on http://www.flydubai.com.

 

Uganda contact details: +256-414-359-392

 

Rwanda contact details: +250-252-575-867

 

Burundi contact details: +257-7180-9819

 

Distributed by APO (African Press Organization) on behalf of flydubai.

 

 

For further information, please contact:

Houda Al Kaissi, Senior Press Officer; (+971) 56 683 0336; Email: houda.alkaissi@flydubai.com

Kareem Mahjoub, Media Relations Officer; (+971) 55 635 6196; Email: kareem.mahjoub@flydubai.com

 

About flydubai:

Dubai-based flydubai (http://www.flydubai.com) strives to remove barriers to travel and enhance connectivity between different cultures across its ever-expanding network. Since launching its operations in 2009, flydubai has:

•          Created a network of 80 destinations, with 17 new destinations announced so far in 2014.

•          Opened up 54 new routes that did not previously have direct air links to Dubai or were not served by a UAE national carrier from Dubai.

•          Built up a fleet of more than 39 new aircraft and will take delivery of more than 100 aircraft by the end of 2023, all of which will be Boeing 737-800s.

In addition, flydubai’s agility and flexibility as a young airline has enhanced Dubai’s economic development, in line with the Government of Dubai’s vision, by creating trade and tourism flows in previously underserved markets.

 

For more information about flydubai services, please visit http://www.flydubai.com.

 

SOURCE 

flydubai

Filed under: AFRICA / AFRIQUE, AIR Airlines/Aviation, Burundi, ECO Economic News, Trends, Analysis, Rwanda, TRN Transport, Uganda


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