Entebbe and Bujumbura welcome flydubai inaugural flights

30 September 2014

Dubai-based flydubai’s inaugural flights to Entebbe and Bujumbura landed yesterday and were welcomed with traditional water cannon salutes and official delegations

Flights to Entebbe, Bujumbura and Kigali make up 12 destinations in Africa for flydubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai-based flydubai's inaugural flights to Entebbe and Bujumbura landed yesterday and were welcomed with traditional water cannon salutes and official delegations.

flydubai's delegation was headed by Hamad Obaidalla, flydubai Chief Commercial Officer, and Sudhir Sreedharan, flydubai Senior Vice President Commercial (GCC, Subcontinent and Africa), and at Entebbe International Airport they were greeted by Abraham Byandala, Uganda's Minister for Works and Transportation, and John Okalany, General Manager for Entebbe Airport.

At Bujumbura International Airport, flydubai's delegation was met by Ciza Virginia, Minister of Transport, Public Works and Equipment and was entertained by African dancers.

With the launch of daily direct flights to Entebbe, two onward flights a week to Kigali and three onward flights a week to Bujumbura, coupled with the recent announcement of three new routes in Tanzania, flydubai has doubled its presence in Africa to 12 destinations. In addition, the airline offers Business Class and cargo services on each of these new routes.

Commenting on the launch of the Entebbe route, flydubai CCO Hamad Obaidalla said: "We are delighted to be flying to Entebbe, one of Africa's leading commercial centres. With daily flights offering the choice of Economy and Business Class, we will facilitate the flow of tourism and business between Uganda and the UAE."

At Bujumbura Obaidalla said: "We believe the rich biodiversity of Burundi will attract tourists from around our network and that the more than 80 destinations we operate to offer a great opportunity for this country to strengthen its trade ties."

flydubai becomes the first national carrier from the UAE to fly to Rwanda and Burundi, underlining its commitment to opening up underserved markets. Its first flight to Kigali, Rwanda was on 27 September.

flydubai offers reliable and affordable travel to 83 destinations across 42 countries. From Entebbe, Bujumbura or Kigali, passengers can book convenient connections through Dubai to India, the Gulf countries and various points in Russia, among other destinations. With the airline's strategic base at Dubai International Airport, passengers can also benefit from flydubai's interline agreements with other carriers, providing opportunities for onward travel to more than 200 destinations.

Flight Details:

Entebbe, Uganda

flydubai began operating daily flights between Dubai and Entebbe 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 began operating two flights a week between Dubai and Bujumbura via Entebbe 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 began operating three flights a week between Dubai and Kigali via Entebbe 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 Contact 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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