flydubai to Launch New Service Between Dubai and Mombasa in Kenya
Starting January 17, 2024, flydubai will launch new service between Dubai and Mombasa in Kenya. The route will be operated four times weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
On Thursday (August 31, 2023), flydubai announced the launch of new service between Dubai (DXB) and Mombasa, Kenya (MBA) starting January 17, 2024. The route will operate four times per week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The new Mombasa service expands flydubai’s African network to 11 destinations in 10 countries, including Addis Ababa, Alexandria, Asmara, Dar es Salaam, Djibouti, Entebbe, Hargeisa, Juba, Mogadishu and Zanzibar.
In Thursday’s announcement, flydubai’s Chief Executive Officer, Ghaith Al Ghaith, said,
“We remain committed to opening up underserved markets and supporting Dubai’s aviation hub. Dubai has seen steady growth in investment from Africa since Expo 2020, with more than 26,000 African companies registered with Dubai Chamber. Our direct flights to Mombasa from January and our growing operations in Africa will further support free flows of trade and tourism between the UAE and the East African markets. We see a lot of potential in the African markets and we look forward to growing our presence in the continent as we continue to grow our network and fleet in the coming years.”
Since commencing operations in 2009, flydubai has grown their network to over 115 destinations across 52 countries in Africa, Central Asia, the Caucuses, Central and South-East Europe, the GCC and the Middle East, and the Indian Subcontinent. The carrier has opened more than 70 new routes that did not previously have direct air links to Dubai or were not served by a UAE carrier. flydubai operates a single fleet type of 79 Boeing airplanes, including 30 Boeing 737-800NGs, 46 Boeing 737-8 MAX, and three Boeing 737-9 MAX airplanes.