Posted on: 02 November 2015 by Ross McSweeny
flydubai has operated its first flight to Astana, the airline’s third destination in Kazakhstan, beginnning a twice-weekly service to that country’s capital.
Speaking in Astana flydubai’s CEO Ghaith Al Ghaith remarked, “Astana is an important addition to flydubai’s network as we continue to grow our presence in Central Asia. Since our launch in Kazakhstan a year ago we now serve three routes in the country, demonstrating our commitment to further enhancing connections to new destinations from Dubai. Travelling to Dubai has never been more convenient and we look forward to providing passengers from the UAE and Kazakhstan with the opportunity to explore both countries.”
flydubai launched services to Kazakhstan in September 2014 with direct links to Almaty and Shymkent. The airline now offers two flights a week to both Astana and Almaty and one flight a week to Shymkent. The launch sees flydubai’s footprint in Central Asia and the Caucasus region expand to nine destinations, with 60 flights a week to Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.
The flights to Astana operate from Dubai on Mondays and Fridays with the return flights from Astana operating on the following weekday.