Posted on: 11 March 2015 by Ross McSweeny
As part of its 2015 summer schedule, flydubai will operate additional flights on its African routes, bringing the total number of flights to Africa to 78 a week across 12 destinations.
From 29 March, flydubai will increase its service to Juba, the capital of South Sudan, from five flights a week to daily and operate three flights a week to Bujumbura, Burundi instead of two.
Zanzibar will be served with four flights a week instead of two in response to high demand following the launch of the route in October 2014, while Alexandria in Egypt will also see flydubai increase its flights from two to three times daily from June.
“We are delighted to offer more flights to Africa,” commented Ghaith Al Ghaith, flydubai’s CEO. “We were the first UAE carrier to serve Bujumbura, Juba and Zanzibar. We have seen strong demand for travel across our network in Africa, and we look forward to welcoming more passengers on board our flights.”
This development comes after flydubai launched six African routes in 2014 in line with growing trade and tourism ties between the UAE and East and North Africa. Djibouti was flydubai’s first destination in Africa in September 2009. Today, the airline today also serves locations including Addis Ababa, Dar es Salaam, Entebbe, Khartoum, Kigali and Port Sudan.