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flydubai Names Ancient Erbil as Newest Destination

Dépèche transmise le 1 juillet 2010 par PRNewswire

ERBIL, Iraq, July 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- flydubai, Dubai's first low cost airline, has announced flights to destination number 22, Erbil in Iraq.

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Flights to Dubai from Iraq's third largest city and capital of the Kurdish region of Northern Iraq, will start on Friday, July 16. A one-way fare is priced at US$315.

flydubai's CEO, Ghaith Al Ghaith, said: "Erbil is reinventing itself and undergoing an economic boom with new hotels, leisure and healthcare facilities, commercial towers and trade centres. The city's rapid development has been compared with that of Dubai and it is a beacon of progress for the rest of the country.

"In 2009, the UAE was the top foreign investor in Iraq and according to reports, the UAE is set to double investment in Iraqi Kurdistan to around AED22 billion in the next three years. flydubai's new service will not only help to strengthen the relationship between our two nations but will also give the many Iraqi expatriates living in the UAE another affordable, quality air travel alternative to visit friends and family back home."

More than 6,000 years of history and the region's natural beauty has made it a regional retreat for centuries. With the advent of a more stable period in the country's history and increasing numbers of direct flights, the city is opening its doors to a new wave of travellers and tourists.

Flights to Dubai will operate twice a week on Fridays and Mondays. On Fridays, FZ202 will leave Erbil at 2115hrs, arriving Dubai at 0055hrs local time. FZ201 will depart from Dubai at 1830hrs, landing in Erbil at 2030hrs local time. On Mondays, FZ202 will depart from Erbil at 1415hrs arriving in Dubai at 1800hrs local time. FZ201 leaves Dubai at 1130hrs landing in Erbil at 1330hrs local time.

Flights are available for purchase from the website () and call centre in Iraq (0750-425-5445, 0770-745-8888 or 05-33194301) from today.

About flydubai:

flydubai, Dubai's first low cost airline, was established by the Government of Dubai in March 2008 and began commercial flights on June 1st, 2009. flydubai aims to make travel a little less complex, a little less stressful and a little less expensive, and thereby increase the number of people travelling to and from the UAE.

flydubai currently has a fleet of nine brand new Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft and operates to 21 destinations: Beirut-Lebanon, Amman-Jordan, Damascus and Aleppo-Syria, Alexandria, Luxor and Assiut-Egypt, Djibouti, Doha-Qatar, Baku-Azerbaijan, Khartoum-Sudan, Bahrain, Kathmandu-Nepal, Muscat-Oman, Kabul-Afghanistan, Kuwait, Lucknow-India, Istanbul-Turkey, Latakia-Syria, Karachi-Pakistan and Colombo-Sri Lanka.

Bookings can be made on , through the call centre (+9714-3010800) and with travel partners.

For further information, please contact:

Zahabia Motiwala or Andrew Kennedy at the flydubai press office at Polaris PR. Telephone: (+9714)-341-5555. Zahabia Motiwala mobile: (+971)-50-768-9440. Andrew Kennedy mobile: (+971)-50-9659104. E-mail: or

Or

Heather Redpath, PR Manager for flydubai at mobile: (+971)-50-9508420 or email: or Nawaf Altamimi, Arabic PR Manager for flydubai at mobile: (+971)-50-1811215 or email:

CONTACT: For further information, please contact: Zahabia Motiwala orAndrew Kennedy at the flydubai press office at Polaris PR. Telephone:(+9714)-341-5555. Zahabia Motiwala mobile:(+971)-50-768-9440. Andrew Kennedy mobile: (+971)-50-9659104. E-mail: or ; Or Heather Redpath,PR Manager for flydubai at mobile: (+971)-50-9508420 or email: or Nawaf Altamimi, Arabic PR Manager forflydubai at mobile: (+971)-50-1811215 or email:

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