flydubai Starts Service to Sudanese Capital

Dépèche transmise le 9 novembre 2009 par PRNewswire

DUBAI, UAE, November 9 /PRNewswire/ -- flydubai, Dubai's first low cost airline, celebrated its eighth inaugural flight in less than six months last night when the airline's first flight to Sudan touched down at Khartoum International Airport.

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FZ631 left Dubai International Airport's Terminal 2 at 1845hrs on Sunday, November 8, and arrived in the Sudanese capital at 2150hrs local time, where flydubai's CEO, Ghaith Al Ghaith was welcomed by a Sudanese delegation to commemorate the first flydubai flight between the two cities.

Al Ghaith said Khartoum is enjoying increasing levels of investment and development and that makes the city an exciting new destination for flydubai.

"Sudan has enjoyed increased exposure in recent years because of its important involvement in the global oil industry. In addition it has growing glass, textile and printing industries which are rapidly developing and enjoying new levels of investment. There are also impressive levels of investment being ploughed into the infrastructure development of downtown Khartoum which is a sign of the city's commitment to modernize and grow.

"We feel flydubai can play an important role in bringing visitors and potential investors to Khartoum, as well as help to ensure the undoubted opportunities that are available in Sudan are accessible to a wider range of people."

Despite the distance from Dubai to Khartoum - 1,600 miles - flydubai is keeping fares low with prices starting from just AED 325 one way, which includes all taxes and one piece of hand baggage weighing up to 10kg, per passenger.

The flydubai model is simple, with customers paying only for the services they want to receive. Passengers have the option to purchase checked-in baggage in advance at just AED 40 for the first piece and AED 100 for the second, weighing up to 32 kg, subject to availability. Checked baggage at the airport is also strictly subject to availability and passengers are advised to book online early to secure the space, as only pre-purchased baggage can be guaranteed.

A nominal payment of AED 5 allows customers to select their seat and just AED 50 secures the extra legroom positions. Bookings can be changed for a small fee, plus any difference in the fare, and food and drink can be purchased on board.

flydubai operates from a modernised and enhanced Terminal 2 on the north side of Dubai International Airport.

About flydubai:

Established in March 2008 with start-up capital of AED 250 million, flydubai is Dubai's first low cost airline. Owned by the government of Dubai, the airline will support the city's commercial and tourism sectors by serving all travellers, providing them with affordable air links to a range of destinations.

With flydubai, travellers can take 1 piece of hand baggage (weighing up to 10 kg) no larger than 56 cm x 45 cm x 25 cm on board without charge. If the bag does not meet the cabin requirements, it will be checked into the aircraft hold at a cost of AED 150. For a little extra, passengers can check a bag. Each bag purchased can hold up to 32 kg and not larger than 90 cm x 75 cm x 43 cm. If customers want to take more, an additional bag can be purchased, subject to availability.

Based on a low cost business model, flydubai offers a value-for-money product at an extremely competitive price. Its website () will be an important interface for customers, together with a call centre (+9714-301-0800) and travel partners.

Note to editors:

For further information, please contact:

Zahabia Motiwala or Rima Salman at the flydubai press office at Polaris PR. Telephone: +9714-341-5555. Zahabia Motiwala mobile: +971-50-768-9440. Rima Salman mobile: +971-50-273-4869. E-mail: or .


Heather Redpath, PR Manager for flydubai at Mobile: +971-50-950-8420; Email:

CONTACT: For further information, please contact: Zahabia Motiwala or RimaSalman at the flydubai press office at Polaris PR. Telephone:+9714-341-5555. Zahabia Motiwala mobile: +971-50-768-9440. Rima Salmanmobile: +971-50-273-4869. E-mail: or. Or Heather Redpath, PR Manager for flydubai atMobile:+971-50-950-8420; Email:


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