Kiev airport chief says flydubai entry a boost to Ukrainian Travellers
flydubai announces three new routes with flights to Kiev, Kharkov and Donetsk in September 2011
Dubai, UAE, 25 May, 2011– flydubai, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, today announced its entry into Ukraine with the announcement of flights to Kiev, Donetsk and Kharkov; expanding the low-cost carrier’s global network to 40 destinations spanning the GCC, Asia, Levant, Africa, Europe and the Indian sub-continent.
Flights to the three destinations will start after Eid, allowing travellers from the UAE to take advantage of low-cost fares to a flourishing winter hotspot. Flights to Kiev and Kharkov will commence on 16th September while flights to the eastern-city of Donetsk will start a day later, on 17th September.
Anton Volov, Director of Boryspil International Airport, Kiev, said: “We are very much looking forward to welcoming flydubai to Kiev in September. flydubai is a quality airline offering affordable flights on brand new aircraft and this will be a major benefit for passengers wishing to travel between Kiev and Dubai.”
flydubai CEO, Ghaith Al Ghaith, said “Ukraine is a fascinating country ideally located at the edges of North, South, East and West Europe. The potential to develop the economic relationship between Ukraine and the UAE is huge and I am confident flydubai’s three new destinations will have a large stimulant effect on this relationship.
“Boryspil International Airport in Kiev is an impressive modern airport and we have been granted the privilege of flying into the prestigious Terminal F, a terminal usually not offered to low cost airlines. I would like to extend flydubai’s thanks to the authorities in Kiev for giving us this honour.”
Ukraine is the eighth most visited country in the world and its location at the cross-roads of Central, East, North and South Europe has long made it a popular tourist and transit spot within the region. The country has strong roots in European and Russian history but has forged a unique identity, offering tourists a distinctive adventure, cultural and leisure experience.
· Flight FZ727 to Kiev will depart Dubai Terminal 2 at 0900hrs, arriving in Kiev at 1315hrs local time. The return flight FZ728 will depart Kiev at 1415hrs, landing back in Dubai at 2010hrs. One-way fare to Kiev from Dubai starts at AED715, and fares from Kiev to Dubai are priced from AED750.
· Flight FZ725 to Kharkov will depart Dubai Terminal 2 at 0910hrs, arriving in Kharkov at 1310hrs local time. The return flight FZ726 will depart Kharkov at 1410hrs, landing back in Dubai at 1940hrs. One-way fare to Kharkov from Dubai starts at AED790, and fares from Kharkov to Dubai are priced from AED825.
· Flight FZ721 to Donetsk will depart Dubai Terminal 2 at 0900hrs, arriving in Donetsk at 1225hrs local time. The return flight FZ722 will depart Donetsk at 1325hrs, landing back in Dubai at 1835hrs. One-way fare to Donetsk from Dubai starts at AED790, and fares from Donetsk to Dubai are priced from AED825.
All fares include one piece of hand luggage weighing up to 7kg and one small laptop bag or hand bag. Fares also include 20kg checked luggage. A seat with extra legroom costs AED100.
Flights between Dubai and Kiev/Kharkov/Donetsk can be purchased from flydubai’s website (www.flydubai.com), its call centre (+9714 301 0800) and through travel partners.
Established in March 2008, flydubai, Dubai’s first low cost airline, started operations on June 1st, 2009. Set up by the government of Dubai, flydubai is aimed at making travel a little less complex, a little less stressful and a little less expensive.
Based on a low cost business model, flydubai offers a value-for-money product at an extremely competitive price. Its website (www.flydubai.com) is an important interface for customers, together with a call centre (+9714 301 0800) and travel partners.