flydubai reaches milestone 80 destinations with addition of three new routes in East Africa

28 August 2014

Dubai-based flydubai today announced the addition of three new East African routes, bringing the total number of destinations in the carrier’s network to 80. With the launch of fights in September 2014 to Bujumbura in Burundi, Entebbe in Uganda and Kigali in Rwanda, flydubai will fly to nine destinations in Africa.

Dubai, UAE: Dubai-based flydubai today announced the addition of three new East African routes, bringing the total number of destinations in the carrier's network to 80. With the launch of flights in September 2014 to Bujumbura in Burundi, Entebbe in Uganda and Kigali in Rwanda, flydubai will fly to nine destinations in Africa.

Commenting on the launch of these new routes, Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer of flydubai, said: "We are delighted to announce the launch of three new East African destinations which also sees flydubai become the first national carrier from the UAE to fly to Rwanda and Burundi, underlining our commitment to opening up underserved markets."

flydubai's operation to these emerging markets will provide passengers with a reliable, direct and high-quality service. Business Class, which is made available for the first time between Dubai and Burundi, will give passengers travelling to these new destinations a more comfortable and personalised travel experience.

"We have announced 17 new destinations since the start of 2014, matching the total number of destinations flydubai launched last year. We look forward to continuing to expand our network as we remain committed to supporting Dubai's trade and tourism sectors," continued Al Ghaith.

In addition to operating between Dubai and these three new cities, flydubai has obtained the rights to carry passengers between Uganda and Burundi.

Rwanda and Burundi are home to some of the most biodiverse places. Filled with numerous volcanoes, nature reserves and the second deepest lake in the world, the two countries also have one third of the world's remaining Mountain Gorillas and one third of Africa's bird species. While tourism is the largest contributor to Rwanda and Burundi's economies, Uganda is considered one of Africa's most progressive economies and is emerging as one of the leading commercial centres within Africa.

Within Africa, flydubai currently operates flights to Alexandria in Egypt, Khartoum and Port Sudan in Sudan, Juba in South Sudan, Ethiopia's Addis Ababa as well as Djibouti's capital Djibouti.

Flight Details:
Entebbe, Uganda
flydubai will operate daily flights between Dubai and Entebbe starting from 27 September 2014.

Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays: FZ621 is scheduled to depart Dubai International Terminal 2 at 16:10hrs local time, arriving into Entebbe International Airport at 20:30hrs local time.

FZ622 is scheduled to depart Entebbe International Airport on the following day at 01:30hrs local time, landing at Dubai International Terminal 2 at 08:05hrs local time.

Tuesdays and Fridays: FZ623 is scheduled to depart Dubai International Terminal 2 at 12:20hrs local time, arriving into Entebbe International Airport at 16:40hrs local time.

FZ624 is scheduled to depart Entebbe International Airport at 22:10hrs local time, landing at Dubai International Terminal 2 at 04:35hrs local time.

Sundays: FZ619 is scheduled to depart Dubai International Terminal 2 at 09:55hrs local time, arriving into Entebbe International Airport at 14:15hrs local time.

FZ620 is scheduled to depart Entebbe International Airport at 15:15hrs local time, landing at Dubai International Terminal 2 at 21:50hrs local time.

Wednesdays: FZ619 is scheduled to depart Dubai International Terminal 2 at 07:55hrs local time, arriving into Entebbe International Airport at 12:15hrs local time.

FZ620 is scheduled to depart Entebbe International Airport at 13:15hrs local time, landing at Dubai International Terminal 2 at 19:50hrs local time.

Round trip fares
Economy Class return fares from Dubai to Entebbe will start at AED1,600 including 20kg checked baggage, while Business Class return fares will start at AED6,500 and are inclusive of all taxes and 40kg checked baggage.

Bujumbura, Burundi via Entebbe
flydubai will operate two flights a week between Dubai and Bujumbura via Entebbe starting from 30 September 2014.

Tuesdays and Fridays: FZ623 is scheduled to depart Dubai International Terminal 2 at 12:20hrs local time, arriving into Bujumbura International Airport at 17:55hrs local time with a one-hour stopover in Entebbe.

FZ624 is scheduled to depart Bujumbura International Airport at 18:55hrs local time, landing at Dubai International Terminal 2 at 04:35hrs local time with a one-hour stopover in Entebbe.

Round trip fares
Economy Class return fares from Dubai to Bujumbura will start at AED1,500 including 20kg checked baggage, while Business Class return fares will start at AED5,800 and are inclusive of all taxes and 40kg checked baggage.

Kigali, Rwanda via Entebbe
flydubai will operate three flights a week between Dubai and Kigali via Entebbe starting from 27 September 2014.

Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays: FZ621 is scheduled to depart Dubai International Terminal 2 at 16:10hrs local time, arriving into Kigali International Airport at 21:30hrs local time with a one-hour stopover in Entebbe.

FZ622 is scheduled to depart Kigali International Airport at 22:30hrs local time, landing at Dubai International Terminal 2 at 08:05hrs local time with a one-hour stopover in Entebbe.

Round trip fares
Economy Class return fares from Dubai to Kigali will start at AED1,300 including 20kg checked baggage, while Business Class return fares will start at AED4,500 and are inclusive of all taxes and 40kg checked baggage.

Flights can be purchased starting today from flydubai's website (flydubai.com), its Call Centre (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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