Flydubai to start service to Tabuk
Dubai, October 3, 2012
Flydubai, Dubai’s low-cost airline, today announced plans to start operations to Tabuk in Saudi Arabia on November 7.
Flydubai’s CEO Ghaith Al Ghaith said: “We are very grateful to the Saudi authorities for helping us connect Dubai to underserved destinations in the kingdom. Besides its business credentials, Tabuk is also an emerging leisure hub. With more and more families preferring to travel within the region, this low-cost link provides an alternative holiday spot.”
Due to the influx of visitors and a number of key infrastructure projects underway in the city, including upgrades to Tabuk Airport, international travel trade companies such as global hoteliers are travelling to the city, raising its tourism appeal, he said.
Flydubai already flies to Riyadh, Jeddah, Abha, Dammam, Gassim, Taif and Yanbu in Saudi Arabia.
Flights to Tabuk will operate on Wednesdays and Fridays.
On Wednesdays flight FZ881 will depart Dubai Terminal 2 at 0940hrs, landing in Tabuk Airport at 1200hrs local time. The return flight, FZ882, departs at 1300hrs, arriving in Dubai at 1645hrs.
On Fridays FZ881 is scheduled to depart Dubai Terminal 2 at 2135hrs, landing in Tabuk Airport at 2355hrs local time. The return flight, FZ882, departs on Saturday morning at 0055hrs, arriving in Dubai at 0440hrs.
Return fares from Dubai to Tabuk start at Dh1,000 and include one piece of hand luggage weighing up to 7kg, one small laptop bag or handbag plus 20kg of checked baggage in each direction. A seat with extra legroom costs Dh100 ($28) extra. – TradeArabia News Service