New routes and new aircraft fuel flydubai’s growth

03 August 2014

Dubai-based flydubai continues the expansion of its network in Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) by adding Sarajevo in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Zagreb in Croatia.

Airline adds Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia, announces flight details for Kazakhstan and takes delivery of three new aircraft

Dubai, UAE: Dubai-based flydubai continues the expansion of its network in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) by adding Sarajevo in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Zagreb in Croatia.

These two new routes, on which operations will commence in December this year, bring the number of destinations the carrier serves in the CEE and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) to 26. The airline will then serve a total of 75 destinations within a five-and-a-half-hour flying radius of Dubai.

To support the continuous growth of its network and added frequency on its existing routes, flydubai will take delivery of three new Next-Generation Boeing 737-800s in July, growing its fleet to 39 aircraft. The carrier will receive an additional four aircraft by the end of 2014.

Commenting on the launch, flydubai's Chief Executive Officer, Ghaith Al Ghaith, said: "We remain focused on opening up underserved markets and strengthening air links from Dubai's aviation hub to the region. The new flights to Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia represent new opportunities for travel, trade and tourism for passengers in both countries and the UAE."

flydubai will become the first carrier to operate direct flights from Dubai to Sarajevo and Zagreb. The airline is also the first Dubai-based airline to serve Almaty and Shymkent in Kazakhstan and flights to these routes will commence in September. In addition, Business Class will be available on all four of these routes, providing passengers with additional convenience and comfort as they travel.

Jeyhun Efendi, Senior Vice President Commercial (UAE, EU, ME, CIS) at flydubai, said: "Kazakhstan is a growing economy with a wealth of investment opportunities and exciting tourist attractions, while Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia have an abundance of nature and culture to explore. We are pleased to provide a direct air link to these destinations."

The airline has the most comprehensive network of all Middle Eastern carriers to the CEE and CIS regions and has built up a network of: nine points in Russia, three points in Ukraine and two points in Kazakhstan in addition to Ashgabat, Baku, Belgrade, Bishkek, Bucharest, Chisinau, Dushanbe, Sarajevo, Skopje, Tbilisi, Yervan and Zagreb.

Flight Details:

Almaty
flydubai will operate four flights a week between Dubai and Almaty, starting from 16 September 2014.

FZ701 is scheduled to depart Dubai International Terminal 2 at 0910hrs, arriving into Almaty International Airport at 1520hrs local time.

FZ702 is scheduled to depart Almaty International Airport at 1620hrs local time, landing in Dubai International Terminal 2 at 1900hrs local time.

Round trip fares
Economy Class return fares from Dubai to Almaty will start at AED1750 including 20kg checked baggage, while Business Class return fares will start at AED5950 and are inclusive of all taxes and 40kg checked baggage.

Flight
Number
FrequencyAirportDeparture
Time
Arrival
Time
Flight
Time
 FZ701 Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays
and Sundays
 DXB - ALA 9:10 15:20 4:10
 FZ702 Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays
and Sundays
 ALA - DXB 16:20 19:00 4:40

Shymkent
flydubai will operate two flights a week between Dubai and Shymkent, starting from 19 September 2014.

FZ703 is scheduled to depart Dubai International Terminal 2 at 0910hrs, arriving into Shymkent International Airport at 1450hrs local time.

FZ704 is scheduled to depart Shymkent International Airport at 1550hrs local time, landing in Dubai International Terminal 2 at 1745hrs local time.

Round trip fares
Economy Class return fares from Dubai to Shymkent will start at AED1600 including 20kg checked baggage, while Business Class return fares will start at AED6750 and are inclusive of all taxes and 40kg checked baggage.

Flight
Number
FrequencyAirportDeparture
Time
Arrival
Time
Flight
Time
 FZ703 Mondays and Fridays DXB - CIT 9:10 14:50 3:40
 FZ704 Mondays and Fridays CIT - DXB 15:50 17:45 3:55

Sarajevo
flydubai will operate two flights a week between Dubai and Sarajevo starting from 08 December 2014.

FZ761 is scheduled to depart Dubai International Terminal 2 at 0945hrs, arriving into Sarajevo International Airport at 1300hrs local time.

FZ762 is scheduled to depart Sarajevo International Airport at 1350hrs local time, landing in Dubai International Terminal 2 at 2200hrs local time.

Round trip fares
Economy Class return fares from Dubai to Sarajevo will start at AED2200 including 20kg checked baggage, while Business Class return fares will start at AED7800 and are inclusive of all taxes and 40kg checked baggage.

Flight
Number
FrequencyAirportDeparture
Time
Arrival
Time
Flight
Time
 FZ761 Mondays and Thursdays DXB - SJJ 9:45 13:00 6:15
 FZ762 Mondays and Thursdays SJJ - DXB 13:50 22:00 5:10

Zagreb
flydubai will operate three flights a week between Dubai and Zagreb, starting from 16 December 2014.

FZ0767 is scheduled to depart Dubai International Terminal 2 at 0940hrs, arriving into Zagreb International Airport at 1300hrs local time.

FZ0768 is scheduled to depart Zagreb International Airport at 1345hrs local time, landing in Dubai International Terminal 2 at 2210hrs local time.

Round trip fares
Economy Class return fares from Dubai to Zagreb will start at AED2200 including 20kg checked baggage, while Business Class return fares will start at AED7800 and are inclusive of all taxes and 40kg checked baggage.

Flight
Number
FrequencyAirportDeparture
Time
Arrival
Time
Flight
Time
 FZ767Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays DXB - ZAG 9:40 13:00 6:20
 FZ768Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays ZAG - DXB 13:45 22:10 5:25

Flights can be purchased starting 16 July from flydubai's website (flydubai.com), its Call Centre (+971 600 54 44 45), flydubai travel shops or through travel partners. Further information and details of the carrier's car rental and travel insurance services can also be found on flydubai.com.


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