flydubai inaugurated its second major Indian route on Sunday, June 12, with the start of operations to one of the fastest growing cities in the world - Hyderabad.
Dubai, UAE: flydubai inaugurated its second major Indian route on Sunday, June 12, with the start of operations to one of the fastest growing cities in the world - Hyderabad.
Flight FZ435, scheduled to fly three times a week, landed at GMR Rajiv Gandhi Hyderabad International Airport at 0145hrs on Sunday, June 12, following a 3 hour 45 minute flight from Dubai's Terminal 2. The new route is flydubai's second to India and expands flydubai's network to 37 operational destinations across the Middle East, Asia, Africa and the fringes of Europe.
flydubai CEO, Ghaith Al Ghaith, said: "I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation for granting us the approval to operate these flights between Dubai and Hyderabad. India is a key destination for flydubai, which was set up by the Dubai government to provide a good quality, low cost alternative for the millions of expats living in the UAE. Increasing the number of affordable, quality flights between Dubai and India, will increase the potential for trade and tourism, as well as ensuring the large Indian expat community in the UAE will be able to travel home to visit friends and family more often. We look forward to successfully serving Indian and other passengers travelling on this route for many years to come."
His Excellency Mohammed Sultan Al Owais, UAE Ambassador to India, said: "The UAE is a very significant trading partner for India and contributes substantially to the Indian economy. This trade has grown from having an annual value of $180m in the 1970s to being worth $43.4bn last year. The UAE has invested an estimated $6bn in India and 1.8m Indian expatriates make their livelihoods and careers here in the UAE. These figures show the strength of the relationship between our two nations and the addition of more direct, quality, affordable flights will help to enhance that relationship for the benefit of both countries."
Flight FZ435 to Hyderabad departs Dubai Terminal 2 on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 2030hrs, arriving in Hyderabad at 0145hrs local time. The return flight FZ436 will depart Hyderabad at 0230hrs, landing back in Dubai at 0440hrs.
A one-way fare to Hyderabad from Dubai starts at AED 585, and includes one piece of hand luggage weighing up to 7kg and one small laptop bag or hand bag. Fares from Hyderabad to Dubai are priced from AED 660. Checked baggage starts at AED 50 for 20kgs. A seat with extra legroom costs AED 100.
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