Flydubai begins services to 4 new destinations
Dubai, December 8, 2010
Flydubai, Dubai’s first low cost airline, has launched services to four new destinations in a fortnight, just days before it announced its 29th destination – Yanbu in Saudi Arabia.
The latest route network expansion includes Yerevan, the capital of Armenia; Abha, also in Saudi Arabia; Sulaimaniyah in Iraq and the Turkmen capital Ashgabat.
“It has been a busy few weeks for us, with the start of flights to four new cities, and now the announcement of another destination. These four services perfectly illustrate what flydubai is all about; opening up new markets for passengers in Dubai, while also offering affordable travel to the UAE for people around the region,” stated flydubai CEO, Ghaith Al Ghaith.
The twice weekly flights to Ashgabat open up a new destination for travellers looking for both business and leisure providing numerous tourist and cultural attractions as well as opportunities for entrepreneurs in this young city.
flydubai’s daily service to Abha, meanwhile, marked another milestone for the low cost airline as it now serves the entire GCC network. Located in the south west of Saudi Arabia where it is the capital of Asir Province, the city is known for its more temperate climate.
flydubai's twice-weekly service to Sulaimaniyah allows visitors to visit one of Iraq’s largest cities. Nestled in the mountains and surrounded by fertile agricultural lands, the city is regarded as Kurdistan’s cultural centre.
The Armenian capital Yerevan is one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world, with a strong history and much culture to offer, as well as being a stunningly picturesque city set against the backdrop of Mount Ararat.
“As you can see, our four new routes offer very different options for UAE travellers. Each city has a unique appeal and we hope people will take advantage of these flights to discover new destinations,” said Al Ghiath.
flydubai earlier announced a six times weekly service to Yanbu which will begin on January 7, 2011. Yanbu, which is an industrial city, functions as a prominent port in Saudi Arabia.-TradeArabia News Service