flydubai will begin operating flights to Madinah on 25 July 2013, making it the 65th destination for the Dubai-based airline and 15th addition this year.
Airline to commence flights to the holy city during Ramadan
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: flydubai will begin operating flights to Madinah on 25 July 2013, making it the 65th destination for the Dubai-based airline and 15th addition this year.
flydubai's CEO, Ghaith Al Ghaith, said: "The holy month of Ramadan is a perfect time to commence flights to the holy city of Madinah and we are most grateful to the Saudi authorities for their support and assistance in enabling us to establish a direct air link from Dubai."
Flights to Madinah will operate between Terminal 2 of Dubai International and Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz Airport in Madinah. The new route will provide GCC residents and pilgrims from the region with fast and convenient access to Islam's second holiest city after Makkah.
"At the same time, the new route will benefit Madinah residents who may wish to visit friends and family during the last two weeks of Ramadan or spend Eid Al-Fitr in the UAE," Al Ghaith added.
flydubai already operates flights to Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Abha, Qassim, Ha'il, Tabuk, Yanbu and Taif in the Kingdom.
flydubai will operate daily flights between Dubai and Madinah starting on 25 July 2013.
Tuseday, Thursday and Saturday: FZ891 is scheduled to depart Dubai Terminal 2 at 0810hrs, landing at Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz Airport in Madinah at 1000hrs local time. The return flight, FZ892, departs at 1100hrs, arriving in Dubai at 1440hrs.
Friday: FZ893 is scheduled to depart Dubai Terminal 2 at 2030hrs, landing in Madinah at 2220hrs local time. The return flight, FZ894, departs at 2315hrs, arriving in Dubai at 0255hrs the next day.
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday: FZ893 is scheduled to depart Dubai Terminal 2 at 1935hrs, landing in Madinah at 2125hrs local time. The return flight, FZ894, departs at 2220hrs, arriving in Dubai at 0200hrs the next day.
Return fares from Dubai to Madinah start at AED 1,230 and return fares from Madinah to Dubai start at SAR 1,250.
Fares include one piece of hand luggage weighing up to 7kg and one small laptop bag or handbag. Extra luggage allowance can be purchased on flydubai's website (flydubai.com).
Flights between Dubai and Madinah can be purchased from flydubai's website (flydubai.com), its Call Centre (+971 4 231 1000), local flydubai office in Madinah (+966 4 8150162) or (+966 4 8150162), flydubai Travel Shops and through travel partners.
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