flydubai Expands Network to Over 80 Cities, Including 11 Destinations in Russia
flydubai is growing their network to over 80 destinations including 11 destinations in Russia from May 2021. The carrier has resumed service to two more points in Iran and has added Tivat to their seasonal schedule.
On Tuesday (May 4, 2021), flydubai announced an expansion of their network to over 80 destinations including service to 11 cities in Russia, resumption of flights to two more points in Iran, and the addition of seasonal service to Tivat, Montenegro. flydubai will introduce new service to Moscow Zhukovski International Airport (ZIA) from May 12th, Novosibirsk Tolmachevo International Airport (OVB) from May 28th and Perm International Airport (PEE) from June 2, 2021. The carrier will also resume operations to four more points in Russia this month.
Service to Iran will be increased to five destinations with the resumption of flights to Bandar Abbas International Airport (BND) from May 12th and Mashhad International Airport (MHD) from May 13th, joining existing service to Larr (LRR), Shiraz (SYZ) and Tehran (IKA). Additionally, flydubai recently announced seasonal flights to Dodrum (BJV) and Trabzon (TZX) in Turkey and Batumi (BUS) in Georgia. As previously mentioned, the airline will also resume seasonal service to Tivat International Airport (TIV) in Montenegro from June 25, 2021.
Commenting on today’s announcement, flydubai’s Chief Executive Officer, Ghaith Al Ghaith, said,
“It is now 11 years since flydubai’s first flight to Russia. During this period, we have grown our network in Russia providing direct air links from these key cities in Russia to the UAE; many of which are less than four hours flying time. We’ve made Dubai much more accessible and at the same time improved connectivity to more than 155 destinations from Dubai’s international aviation hub. Today, we are pleased to see our operations take off once again as we continue to support trade and travel between the countries.”
Also commenting on the carrier’s network expansion, flydubai’s Senior Vice President – Commercial Operations and E-commerce, Jeyhun Efendi, added,
“flydubai offers convenient, comfortable and reliable services to its passengers whether they choose to travel in Business Class or Economy Class. We recognise that since the pandemic it has not been possible for our customers to travel as much as they would have liked. The launch of these new points in Russia along with the resumption of flights to a number of destinations on our network will hopefully enable more passengers to travel this summer, with the expectation of countries easing up travel restrictions in line with the growing vaccination efforts around the network.”
flydubai was founded in 2009 and currently serves over 70 destinations in 47 countries across Africa, Central Asia, the Caucasus, Europe, the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council), the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent. The Dubai-based carrier has opened more than 40 new routes that previously did not have direct air links to Dubai. flydubai operates a single fleet type of 51 Boeing 737s including 37 Next Generation 737-800s, 11 737 MAX 8s and three 737 MAX 9s. The airline has carried over 75 million passengers since 2009.