Update as of 23DEC13: flydubai Outlines Planned May – July 2014 Operations from Dubai Al Maktoum

flydubai has further updated planned operations from 01MAY14 to 20JUL14, during Dubai International Airport’s Runway Maintenance project. Latest operation changes sees the low-cost carrier operating 26 routes from Dubai Al Maktoum with 163 weekly one-way flights. While Dubai International service operates around 310 weekly one-way flights.

On 13NOV13, Airline Route reported that the airline was planning to reduce overall operation from 587 weekly one-way flights to 310, while number of destinations reduced from 67 to 51. These figures were based on the data at that time, as the airline did not open reservations for flights to/from Dubai Al Maktoum. As of 23DEC13, these figures are now being revised to: weekly flights reduced from 587 weekly one-way flights to around 470, number of destinations reduced from 67 to 65.

Latest service adjustment as follow. Further changes remain highly possible.

As of 23DEC13, following routes will operate to/from Dubai Al Maktoum (DWC) from 01MAY14 to 20JUL14, operating as 4-digit flight numbers (FZ5xxx):
* Dubai Al Maktoum – Addis Ababa 3 weekly
* Dubai Al Maktoum – Ahmedabad 2 weekly
Dubai Al Maktoum – Amman 3 weekly
Dubai Al Maktoum – Bahrain 7 weekly
Dubai Al Maktoum – Beirut 14 weekly
* Dubai Al Maktoum – Chisinau 2 weekly
* Dubai Al Maktoum – Chittagong 6 weekly
* Dubai Al Maktoum – Colombo – Hambantota – Dubai Al Maktoum 7 weekly
Dubai Al Maktoum – Dammam 6 weekly
Dubai Al Maktoum – Doha 28 weekly
* Dubai Al Maktoum – Donetsk 2 weekly (Instead of 4 weekly)
Dubai Al Maktoum – Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen 1 weekly
Dubai Al Maktoum – Jeddah 7 weekly
Dubai Al Maktoum – Kabul 7 weekly
Dubai Al Maktoum – Kathmandu 7 weekly
* Dubai Al Maktoum – Kazan 2 weekly (Instead of 5 weekly)
Dubai Al Maktoum – Khartoum 3 weekly
* Dubai Al Maktoum – Kiev Zhulyany 6 weekly (Instead of 7 weekly)
Dubai Al Maktoum – Kuwait 19 weekly
* Dubai Al Maktoum – Male 7 weekly
Dubai Al Maktoum – Muscat 7 weekly
* Dubai Al Maktoum – Odessa 2 weekly
Dubai Al Maktoum – Riyadh 7 weekly
* Dubai Al Maktoum – Samara 2 weekly (Instead of 4 weekly)
* Dubai Al Maktoum – Ufa 3 weekly (Instead of 4 weekly)
* Dubai Al Maktoum – Yekaterinburg 3 weekly (7 weekly until 11MAY14)

All routes listed above are now open for reservation. Routes marked with * represents previously listed as cancellation, however operation will continue with reduced frequencies. Note certain routes will also operate from Dubai International (DXB; see below).

Planned Service reductions as of 23DEC13 (Routes marked with * sees selected frequencies switches to Dubai Al Maktoum; ^ sees revised frequency reductions):
Dubai – Abha Reduce from 14 to 9 weekly
* Dubai – Amman Reduce from 10 to 7 weekly
Dubai – Ashgabat Reduce from 7 to 4 weekly
Dubai – Baghdad Reduce from 7 to 5 weekly
* Dubai – Bahrain Reduce from 24 to 14 weekly
Dubai – Baku Reduce from 4 to 3 weekly
Dubai – Basra Reduce from 7 to 3 weekly
* Dubai – Beirut Reduce from 14 to 7 weekly
Dubai – Belgrade Reduce from 4 to 3 weekly
* Dubai – Dammam Reduce from 21 to 12 weekly
* Dubai – Doha Reduce from 62 to 24 weekly
Dubai – Dushanbe Reduce from 4 to 2 weekly
Dubai – Erbil Reduce from 7 to 5 weekly
Dubai – Gassim Reduce from 14 to 11 weekly
Dubai – Ha’il Reduce from 4 to 2 weekly
Dubai – Hyderabad Reduce from 4 to 2 weekly
* Dubai – Jeddah Reduce from 21 to 14 weekly
^ Dubai – Juba Reduce from 7 to 3 weekly (Previously planned 6)
* Dubai – Kabul Reduce from 21 to 13 weekly
^ Dubai – Karachi Reduce from 21 to 7 weekly (Previously planned 14)
* Dubai – Kathmandu Reduce from 15 to 6 weekly
Dubai – Kharkov Reduce from 4 to 2 weekly
* Dubai – Khartoum Reduce from 13 to 3 weekly
Dubai – Krasnodar Reduce from 3 to 2 weekly
* Dubai – Kuwait Reduce from 54 to 26 weekly
Dubai – Madinah Reduce from 7 to 4 weekly
Dubai – Mineralnye Vody Reduce from 3 to 2 weekly
* Dubai – Muscat Reduce from 28 to 20 weekly
*^ Dubai – Riyadh Reduce from 28 to 14 weekly (Previously planned 16)
Dubai – Rostov Reduce from 3 to 2 weekly
Dubai – Taif Reduce from 7 to 6 weekly
Dubai – Volgograd Reduce from 3 to 2 weekly
Dubai – Yerevan Reduce from 6 to 4 weekly

Overall frequencies changes (Including operations to/from Dubai Al Maktoum):
Amman 10 weekly (unchanged)
Bahrain Reduce from 24 to 21 weekly
Beirut Increase from 14 to 21 weekly
Dammam Reduce from 21 to 18 weekly
Doha Reduce from 62 to 52 weekly
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Additional 1 weekly frequency, total 5-6 weekly
Jeddah 21 weekly (unchanged)
Kabul Reduce from 21 to 20 weekly
Kathmandu Reduce from 15 to 13 weekly
Khartoum Reduce from 13 to 6 weekly
Kiev Zhulyany Reduce from 7 to 6 weekly
Kuwait Reduce from 54 to 45 weekly
Muscat Reduce from 28 to 27 weekly
Riyadh Reduce from 28 to 21 weekly
Samara Reduce from 4 to 2 weekly
Ufa Reduce from 4 to 3 weekly
Yekaterinburg Reduce from 7 to 3 weekly from 11MAY14

Following service remains cancelled:
Dubai – Dhaka 7 weekly
Dubai – Kiev Borispol 7 weekly

Planned service remains unchanged:
Dubai – Alexandria Borg el Arab 7 weekly
Dubai – Bishkek 3 weekly
Dubai – Bucharest 3 weekly
Dubai – Colombo 7 weekly (Previously listed as cancelled)
Dubai – Djibouti 3 weekly
Dubai – Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen 4-5 weekly
Dubai – Lucknow 3 weekly
Dubai – Multan 3 weekly
Dubai – Najaf 3 weekly
Dubai – Osh – Bishkek – Dubai 1 weekly
Dubai – Port Sudan – Khartoum – Dubai 1 weekly
Dubai – Salalah 3 weekly
Dubai – Sana’a 4 weekly
Dubai – Sialkot 3 weekly
Dubai – Skopje 2 weekly
Dubai – Sulaymaniyah 3 weekly
Dubai – Tabuk 2 weekly
Dubai – Tbilisi 4 weekly
Dubai – Yanbu 3 weekly


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