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flydubai launches 3 new East African routes

With the introduction of three new services to East Africa – Bujumbura in Burundi, Entebbe in Uganda and Kigali in Rwanda – flydubai will have reached a total of 80 destinations.

Flydubai’s CEO Ghaith Al Ghaith commented, “We are delighted to announce the launch of three new East African destinations which also sees flydubai become the first national carrier from the UAE to fly to Rwanda and Burundi, underlining our commitment to opening up underserved markets.”

In addition to operating between Dubai and these three new cities, flydubai has also obtained the rights to carry passengers between Uganda and Burundi.

The new routes, which will begin operation in September, expand upon flydubai’s already significant presence in Africa. The airline currently already conducts flights between Dubai and Alexandria in Egypt, Khartoum and Port Sudan in Sudan, Juba in South Sudan, Ethiopia’s Addis Ababa and Djibouti’s capital Djibouti.

Al Ghaith continued, “We have announced 17 new destinations since the start of 2014, matching the total number of destinations flydubai launched last year. We look forward to continuing to expand our network as we remain committed to supporting Dubai’s trade and tourism sectors.”

Flydubai has also confirmed that passengers flying between Dubai and Burundi will have access to a Business Class cabin for the first time.

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