flydubai to increase Sana’a flights
Low-cost carrier to operate six-times weekly service from 28 October 2012
Dubai, UAE, 24 October 2012 – flydubai, Dubai’s innovative low-cost airline, is introducing two additional flights to Sana’a, the capital of Yemen, from 28 October 2012.
Increasing the current four-times weekly service to six, the two extra flights will operate on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Flight FZ095 will depart Dubai Terminal 2 at 2100hrs, landing at El Rahaba Airport (Sana’a International) at 2250hrs local time. The return flight, FZ096, leaves at 2335hrs, arriving in Dubai at 0310hrs the following day.
Sana’a is one of flydubai’s most recently established routes having joined its network in April this year – the carrier’s fifth launch in 2012. The additional flights are in direct response to strong passenger demand and will further boost trade and tourism between the two countries. “We are delighted to add more flights to further strengthen our operations to Sana’a and we are deeply grateful to the Yemeni authorities for their ongoing support. flydubai’s low-cost direct connection will continue to provide travellers with an easy link to Sana’a, in turn driving tourism and investment to this historically-rich and culturally-vibrant city.
According to the Dubai Chamber of Commerce, the total volume of trade between Yemen and UAE reached USD 687 million in 2011. The launch of flydubai’s cargo services to Sana’a, which took place earlier this year in parallel to its commercial passenger flights, is set to play an important role in growing this multi-billion dollar trade relationship.
Flights to Sana’a will operate six times a week from 28 October 2012:
· Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays: FZ095 is scheduled to depart Dubai Terminal 2 at 2100hrs, landing at El Rahaba Airport (Sana’a International) at 2250hrs local time. The return flight, FZ096, leaves at 2335hrs, arriving in Dubai at 0310hrs the following day.
· Wednesdays and Fridays: FZ091 is scheduled to depart Dubai Terminal 2 at 1605hrs, landing at Sana’a at 1755hrs local time. The return flight, FZ092, departs at 1840hrs, arriving in Dubai at 2215hrs local time.
One way fares from Dubai to Sana’a start at AED 677 ($184) and are inclusive of taxes, 20kg checked baggage plus one piece of hand luggage weighing up to 7kg and one small laptop bag or hand bag. A seat with extra legroom costs AED100 ($28) extra.
Return fares from Dubai to Sana’a start at AED 1180 ($322), while return fares from Sana’a to Dubai start at $357.
Flights between Dubai and Sana’a can be purchased from flydubai’s website (www.flydubai.com), its Call Centres in the UAE (+9714 231 1000), and Yemen (+9671 446 750 ) as well as through travel partners. Further information and details of the carrier’s car rental and travel insurance services can also be found on flydubai.com.
Established in March 2008, flydubai is Dubai’s first low-cost airline and the fastest growing start-up airline in the world. Since commencing operations in June 2009, the airline has established an operational route network of more than 50 destinations across the Middle East, Africa, Indian Subcontinent, Asia and Central & Eastern Europe and has built up fleet of 26 aircraft. Owned by the Government of Dubai, the low-cost carrier supports the city’s commercial and tourism sectors by serving all travellers and providing them with affordable air links to a range of destinations. The airline is dedicated to quality service and comfortable travel, lowering costs by optimising operational efficiencies and offering the passenger more choice. flydubai Cargo started operations on 1 January 2012 and operates within the flydubai passenger network as well as to offline stations.