flydubai to operate direct flights to Moscow

18 March 2014

Dubai-based flydubai today announced the launch of daily flights to Moscow, to start in September 2014, during the Moscow International Travel & Tourism Exhibition (MITT)

Airline announces the further expansion of its network in Russia at the Moscow International Travel & Tourism Exhibition (MITT)

Dubai, UAE: Dubai-based flydubai today announced the launch of daily flights to Moscow, to start in September 2014, during the Moscow International Travel & Tourism Exhibition (MITT).

Commenting on the launch, flydubai's Chief Executive Officer, Ghaith Al Ghaith, said: "We are pleased to announce the launch of direct flights to Russia's capital marking the airline's commitment to one of its key markets. This new route will offer both business and leisure travellers greater choice when they travel between Dubai and Moscow."

flydubai was launched in 2009 and entered the Russian market in its second year of operation. The airline started direct flights to Dubai from Samara and Yekaterinburg in October 2010, followed by Kazan and Ufa in 2011. Last year, the airline doubled its network in the country with four new destinations: Krasnodar, Mineralnye Vody, Rostov-on-Don and Volgograd.

During MITT visitors will have the opportunity to experience flydubai's new Business Class and try out its award-winning inflight entertainment system. flydubai launched the premium service in October 2013, marking an important evolution of flydubai's passenger offering. Business Class passengers can benefit from a variety of customised services including comfortable reclining seats with a pitch of 42 inches, equipped with a 12.1 inch high-definition touchscreen, a dedicated Business Team available 24/7 to assist with any enquiry, priority check-in and helping to reduce the time spent in the airport a fast track through immigration. Business Class is available on all its Russian routes and popular destination such as the Maldives.

Jeyhun Efendi, Senior Vice President Commercial at flydubai, said: "flydubai's direct flights to Moscow offer passengers great value for money and we believe it will offer both business and leisure passengers, later this year, more flexible travel options to Moscow. Our recently launched Business Class is now available on all our routes to Russia."

flydubai's unique passenger offering is also reflected on board where passengers are offered an increased level of comfort and quality. Both Business and Economy passengers will benefit from the Boeing Sky Interior, specially designed to improve the onboard ambience and reduce jet lag. Passengers can enjoy flydubai's award-winning inflight entertainment system from Lumexis with over 1000 hours of non-stop entertainment, which offers an extensive range of films and TV shows, with the latest releases available in high definition. The eReader system allows the business traveller to keep up to date with the day's news with access to over 48 daily newspapers including many international titles.

"flydubai's Business Class offers a more comfortable and personal flying experience in a cabin configured with 12 seats, friendly service on board and an internationally inspired menu; we're delighted to introduce our new offering to Moscow," added Efendi.

Based in Terminal 2 at Dubai International Airport flydubai flies to 66 destinations in 35 countries. Last year, flydubai carried 6.82 million passengers. The airline has reported two consecutive years of profitability, which included a 47 per cent increase in profit in 2013 over the previous year. It currently operates a fleet of 36 new Boeing 737-800 aircraft and recently placed an USD8.8 billion order for 86 new Boeing aircraft before having received delivery of all the aircraft from its order for 50 Boeing aircraft in 2008.

The airline's recent achievements and new product offering will be showcased at the Moscow International Travel & Tourism Exhibition (MITT) from 19 to 22 March 2014. It is Russia's largest travel exhibition, with over 1,800 companies participating from 198 countries and it is the second time that flydubai exhibits.

Tickets will go on sale from April. For more information on flydubai, please visit

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