Flydubai’s net­work in Rus­sia ex­pands to ten des­ti­na­tions

Air­line launches flights to Makhachkala and Voronezh

Kuwait Times - - BUSINESS -

Dubai-based flydubai yes­ter­day an­nounced the ad­di­tion of three des­ti­na­tions to its Rus­sian net­work, bring­ing its pres­ence in the coun­try to ten points. This au­tumn, the air­line will launch flights to Makhachkala and Voronezh and re­sume ser­vices to Ufa.

Flights from Dubai to Makhachkala and Voronezh will op­er­ate twice a week, start­ing 31 Oc­to­ber 2017 and 29 Oc­to­ber 2017, re­spec­tively. Ser­vices to Ufa will re­launch on 31 Oc­to­ber 2017 with three flights a week. flydubai will be the only UAE-based car­rier of­fer­ing di­rect air links on these routes.

Com­ment­ing on the launch, Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer of flydubai, said: "Rus­sia has been a key part of flydubai's net­work since an early stage in our op­er­a­tions. We en­tered the mar­ket in 2010 and fo­cused on mar­kets that were pre­vi­ously un­der­served from Dubai. Rus­sian pas­sen­gers recog­nise the ben­e­fits of di­rect air links and to­gether with our product of­fer­ing have helped us to suc­cess­fully grow our ser­vice across the coun­try. To­day, we are pleased to fur­ther ex­pand our foot­print as we see a grow­ing de­mand for travel from Rus­sia to Dubai."

Along with the new ad­di­tions, flydubai's net­work in Rus­sia in­cludes Kazan, Krasnodar, Min­er­al­nye Vody, Moscow, Ros­tov-on-Don, Sa­mara and Yeka­ter­in­burg.

Travel be­tween Rus­sia and Dubai has been re­cently ben­e­fited from changes in visa re­quire­ments en­abling Rus­sian pas­sen­gers to au­to­mat­i­cally re­ceive a free 30-day Visa on Ar­rival in the UAE. This reg­u­la­tion prompted a 140 per­cent growth in travel num­bers from Rus­sia to Dubai within the first month since its in­tro­duc­tion in Fe­bru­ary 2017, ac­cord­ing to the De­part­ment of Tourism and Com­merce Mar­ket­ing (DTCM).

Jey­hun Efendi, Se­nior Vice Pres­i­dent Com­mer­cial (UAE, EU, ME, CIS) for flydubai, said: "flydubai's di­rect flights will give pas­sen­gers from Voronezh, Makhachkala and Ufa con­ve­nience of a non-stop short jour­ney to Dubai. Pas­sen­gers can also ben­e­fit from not hav­ing to make ar­range­ments for a visa be­fore­hand. We are fo­cused on meet­ing the travel needs of our pas­sen­gers. We of­fer af­ford­able travel op­tions in both Busi­ness and Econ­omy Classes, an en­joy­able on board ex­pe­ri­ence as well as an op­por­tu­nity to con­nect to more than 200 des­ti­na­tions from Dubai's ef­fi­cient avi­a­tion hub." Makhachkala is ma­jor city in the South of Rus­sia, and cap­i­tal of Dages­tan Repub­lic. Voronezh is a ma­jor city in west­ern Rus­sia with a pop­u­la­tion of over 1 mil­lion and rich his­tory. Ufa was among flydubai's first des­ti­na­tions in Rus­sia, ini­tially launched in 2011. It is the largest oil re­fin­ing cen­tre in the Volga and the Urals, as well as a ma­jor trans­port hub, sci­en­tific, cul­tural and re­li­gious cen­tre.

flydubai op­er­ates flights to over 90 des­ti­na­tions in 44 coun­tries, in­clud­ing pop­u­lar routes among Rus­sian trav­ellers, such as Dubai (UAE), Male (Mal­dives), Colombo (Sri Lanka) and Kath­mandu (Nepal). Pas­sen­gers also ben­e­fit from flydubai's in­ter­line agree­ments with other car­ri­ers, pro­vid­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for on­ward travel to more than 200 des­ti­na­tions.

Flight De­tails Voronezh

Flights be­tween Voronezh (VOZ) and Dubai (DXB) will start on 29 Oc­to­ber 2017. flydubai's FZ 941/942 will op­er­ate be­tween Dubai In­ter­na­tional, Ter­mi­nal 2 and Voronezh In­ter­na­tional Air­port on Wed­nes­days and Sun­days.

Econ­omy Class re­turn fares from Voronezh to Dubai will start at AED 1,200 AED in­clud­ing 7kg hand bag­gage, while Busi­ness Class re­turn fares will start at AED 4,500 and are in­clu­sive of all taxes and 40kg checked bag­gage.

Makhachkala

Flights be­tween Makhachkala (MCX) and Dubai will start on 31 Oc­to­ber 2017. flydubai's FZ 915/916 will op­er­ate be­tween Dubai In­ter­na­tional, Ter­mi­nal 2 and Makhachkala Uy­tash Air­port on Tues­days and Fri­days with re­turn flights on Wed­nes­days and Satur­days. Econ­omy Class re­turn fares from Makhachkala to Dubai will start at AED 1,450 in­clud­ing 7kg hand bag­gage, while Busi­ness Class re­turn fares will start at AED 4,200 and are in­clu­sive of all taxes and 40kg checked bag­gage.

Ufa

Flights be­tween Ufa (UFA) and Dubai will start on 31 Oc­to­ber 2017. flydubai's FZ 939/940 will op­er­ate be­tween Dubai In­ter­na­tional Ter­mi­nal 2 and Ufa In­ter­na­tional Air­port on Tues­days, Thurs­days and Satur­days. Econ­omy Class re­turn fares from Ufa to Dubai will start at AED 1,250 in­clud­ing 7kg hand bag­gage, while Busi­ness Class re­turn fares will start at AED 4,500 and are in­clu­sive of all taxes and 40kg checked bag­gage.

Voronezh

Ufa

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