Posted on: 10 April 2010
Two weeks after launching a brace of GCC routes with flights to Muscat and Kuwait City, flydubai has announced a further two routes – Assiut in Egypt and Istanbul, Turkey – to bring the airline’s network to 15 destinations.
Flights to Assiut, the largest town in Upper Egypt, will operate three times a week and start on Monday 24 May.
Travellers will be able to visit Istanbul, European Capital of Culture 2010, from Thursday 17 June. This service will operate five times per week.
“The addition of these new routes is in line with our commitment to make travel to key destinations in this region more accessible and more affordable,” commented Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO of flydubai. “These two routes are excellent examples of the type of destinations flydubai is committed to serving. Assiut currently has very few direct links to the UAE, so by offering this destination we are fulfilling our promise to make travel a little less complex, a little less stressful and a little less expensive.
“Although Istanbul is well known to many, there is such a demand for short breaks to the city and to the country in general that we anticipate strong demand for our quality, low-cost service.”
flydubai operates from a modernised and enhanced Terminal 2 on the north side of Dubai International Airport.