Flydubai increases flights to Africa

Zanzibar will be served with four flights a week instead of two. (AFP)

Budget carrier Flydubai will increase the frequency of flights on some of its routes in Africa for the summer schedule.

From March 29, Flydubai will increase its service from five flights a week to daily to the capital of South Sudan, Juba and three flights a week instead of two to Bujumbura, Burundi.

With the additional flights, Flydubai will operate a total of 78 flights a week to 12 points in East and North Africa.

Zanzibar will be served with four flights a week instead of two. While Alexandria in Egypt will also see Flydubai increase its flights from two to three a day from June 2015.

“We were the first UAE carrier to serve Bujumbura, Juba and Zanzibar. We have seen strong demand for travel across our network in Africa, and we look forward to welcoming more passengers on board our flights,” said Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO of Flydubai.

In line with growing trade and tourism ties between the UAE and East and North Africa, Flydubai launched six routes to the region in 2014, doubling its network, and becoming the third biggest carrier in its category there and the first to offer a Business Class option to Dubai from destinations like Juba.

Commencing in September 2009, Djibouti was Flydubai's first destination in Africa. The airline today has a network of 12 points in the market including Addis Ababa, Dar es Salaam, Entebbe, Khartoum, Kigali and Port Sudan.

 

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