Flydubai plans flights to Latakia in Syria
Dubai, April 26, 2010
Flydubai, Dubai’s first low cost airline, has announced that it will begin flights to the Syrian city of Latakia in June.
Latakia will be flydubai’s third Syrian destination, after Damascus and Aleppo, and is the fifth new route to be announced by the airline this month.
The four-weekly service will begin on June 20 and will take the airline’s network to 18 destinations.
Tickets for Latakia will start from Dh350 for one way including all taxes and charges and one piece of hand luggage.
Ghaith Al Ghaith, flydubai’s CEO, said: “Adding Latakia to our existing routes of Damascus and Aleppo, demonstrates the importance of Syria as a key destination to flydubai. Thanks to flydubai, Dubai’s growing Syrian expatriate population and the 500,000-strong community in Latakia now have even better access to quality, safe and low-cost air travel.”
Latakia is Syria's busiest and most modern seaport located to the south west of the urban centre of Aleppo and has been an important trading and agricultural hub since ancient times, known for its tobacco, cotton and fruit exports.
The city is also increasingly gaining a reputation as a first-class tourism destination, thanks to its pristine beaches, picturesque mountains and rich archaeological heritage.
FZ233 to Latakia will depart from Dubai at 1130hrs and land at 1400hrs local time. FZ234 returns at 1510hrs local time and reaches Dubai at 1930hrs.
Flydubai operates from a modernised and enhanced Terminal 2 on the north side of Dubai International Airport. – TradeArabia News Service