flydubai Expands Russian Network

Low-cost carrier, flydubai has further strengthened its links to Russia, adding Novosibirsk and Nizhniy Novgorod to its comprehensive network in the region.

Low-cost carrier, flydubai has further strengthened its links to Russia, adding Novosibirsk and Nizhniy Novgorod to its comprehensive network in the region.

The three times weekly service to Novosibirsk and the twice weekly service to Nizhniy Novgorod will commence on October 4 and 7, 2015 respectively and will complement the airline’s large regional airline within Russia.

The Dubai – Novosibirsk service will operate on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays, with a morning departure from Dubai, and an evening return to the Russian city.

Twice weekly services between Dubai and Nizhniy Novgorod will operate on Wednesdays, departing Dubai at 10:25am, and arriving into Nizhniy Novgorod at 14:40pm. The return flight will operate at 15:40pm, arriving back into Dubai at 21:50pm. Flights will also operate on Saturdays, with the departures scheduled thirty minutes earlier than flights scheduled on Wednesdays.

Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer of flydubai, said: "The addition of Novosibirsk and Nizhniy Novgorod to our network is an important milestone for flydubai’s operations in Russia and brings the total number of destinations we serve in the country to 10. Both Russian cities are established economic hubs in the regions and we hope that our direct flights from Dubai will help to open up their tourist and business opportunities to travellers from the Middle East."

flydubai’s network within the Russia includes daily flights to Moscow's Vnukovo International Airport, launched in September 2014, and flights to Kazan, Samara, Ufa and Yekaterinburg, which were launched throughout 2012. flydubai has also created an extensive network in the South of Russia, with flights to Krasnodar, Mineralnye Vody and Rostov-on-Don operating since April-September 2013. With the addition of these two new routes the total number of flydubai points will have grown to a total of ten.

Jeyhun Efendi, Senior Vice President Commercial (UAE, EU, ME, CIS) of flydubai, said: "The launch of flights to Novosibirsk and Nizhny Novgorod further proves our commitment to providing passengers in Russia with direct air links to Dubai. Our research[i] has shown that direct air links are one of the main reasons our passengers from Russia choose to fly with us.”

flydubai operates a fleet of 47 new Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft from its hub in Dubai has created a network of more than 90 destinations in 46 countries. The airline also provides access to over 250 destinations via Dubai International Airport thanks to interline agreements with its partners.

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