Bishkek now open for Azerbaijani tourists (PHOTO)
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan.17 / Trend /
Bishkek has been named as flydubai's 50th destination, marking the pioneering airline's entry into the Kyrgyz Republic and expanding its global network to 28 countries across the GCC, Middle East, Africa, Indian Sub-Continent, Asia and Central and Eastern Europe in just two and half years of operations.
The new service, which is due to begin on Feb.7, 2012, makes flydubai the first UAE airline to offer direct flights between the Emirates and Kyrgyz Republic. Flights will operate twice a week, departing Dubai on Tuesdays and Fridays, with flights from Bishkek to Dubai leaving on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
"We are proud to launch our latest services, bringing our destinations in the former Soviet Union to 12. It is also a significant milestone for us as the 50th destination we have announced - quite an achievement since our first flight in June 2009," flydubai CEO Ghaith Al Ghaith said.
"We have already launched operations to a number of cities in Central Asia and we believe Bishkek will be just as well received. We are confident it will prove popular with people seeking alternative travel destinations, as well as offering people in the Kyrgyz Republic a gateway to the Middle East, the Indian sub-continent and Africa through the flydubai network," he added.
The Kyrgyz Republic has a growing presence in the UAE thanks to a 3,000-strong expatriate population. Flights to Bishkek will start from February, ensuring they are able to travel home to visit friends and family more often.
One-way (from Dubai to Bishkek) fares is $280.
Fares include 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 extra.
Flights between Dubai and Bishkek can be purchased from flydubai's website (www.flydubai.com), its call centre (+9714 231 1000) and through travel partners.