Posted on: 10 October 2010 by Ross McSweeny
flydubai has announced two new routes, to Sulaimaniyah in Iraq and Yerevan in Armenia, taking the airline’s network to 26 destinations.
flydubai CEO, Ghaith Al Ghaith commented, “Our two new destinations are both to incredibly important markets for flydubai. Sulaimaniyah is our second route in Iraqi Kurdistan, following on from the start of flights to Erbil in August.
“The service to the Armenian capital Yerevan is a totally new market for us, but similarly, a very important one. As a city Yerevan has a long history, being inhabited from the 8th century BC, meaning there is thousands of years of history to be explored and discovered, while the modern city has much to offer too,” he added.
“The service to Sulaimaniyah underlines flydubai’s commitment and confidence in the country of Iraq, which has attracted a lot of investment from the UAE, helping grow trade links and cementing ties between the two nations.”
The service to Sulaimaniyah begins on 24 November, flying twice a week to the Iraqi city. Flight FZ205 will leave Dubai at 22:15 and land in Iraq at 00:25 local time. The return service FZ206 from Sulaimaniyah to Dubai leaves at 01:10 and arrives in Dubai at 04:40 local time.
Flights to Yerevan start on 21 November with the service operating twice a week, going to thrice weekly from 15 December. Flight FZ715 departs Dubai at 10:10, arriving in the Armenian capital at 13:35 local time. The return service FZ716 leaves Yerevan at 14:20 and touches down in Dubai at 17:25 local time.