flydubai opens new route to Maldives (PHOTO)
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov.15 / Trend, E.Ismayilov /
flydubai, Dubai's innovative low-cost airline, has announced flights to Malé, the capital of the Republic of Maldives (the Maldives), the airline's press release says on Thursday.
According to the report, commencing on 19 January 2013, flights will operate five times a week between Dubai's Terminal 2 and the Maldives' Ibrahim Nasir International Airport on the island of Malé. The new route will bring flydubai's presence in the Indian Subcontinent to nine points across six countries.
"We anticipate a strong demand for flights from the GCC, in particular Kuwait, as well as markets such as Russia,CIS and Central & Eastern Europe. This will be our first launch in 2013," flydubai's CEO, Ghaith Al Ghaith said.
Return fares from Dubai to Malé start at 470 USD. All fares are inclusive of all taxes plus one piece of hand luggage weighing up to 7 kg and one small laptop bag or handbag.
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 GCC, Middle East, North 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.