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  • Joe Breitfeller

flydubai to Resume Service to Ashgabat in Turkmenistan

Starting January 23, 2023, flydubai will resume twice weekly service to Ashgabat in Turkmenistan. With the resumed service, the carrier will now offer service to nine points in five countries in Central Asia.

flydubai Boeing 737-8 MAX - Courtesy flydubai

On Thursday (December 29, 2022), flydubai announced the restart of twice weekly service to Ashgabat in Turkmenistan starting January 23, 2023. The resumed service expands the carrier’s Central Asian Network to nine points in five countries, including Almaty, Ashgabat, Astana, Bishkek, Dushanbe, Namangan, Osh, Samarkand and Tashkent. From January 2023, flydubai will also launch service to seven new destinations, including Cagliari, Corfu, Gan, Krabi, Milan-Bergamo and Pattaya, among others. In total, the airline’s network will grow to 116 destinations in 53 countries.

Ashgabat is the capital of Turkmenistan, and is located between the Karakum Desert and the Kopetdag Mountains. The city in known for its magnificent national monuments and an abundance of white-marbled buildings. Flights between Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Ashgabat International Airport (ASB) will be offered twice weekly on Mondays and Thursdays, and will be operated in codeshare with Emirates. Flights are now available for booking with return Business Class fares from AED 7,350 (US $2,000) and Economy Class Lite Fares from AED 2,430 (US $660).

Independence Monument and National Library in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan - Photo Credit: flydubai

Since commencing operations in 2009, flydubai has grown their network to over 110 destinations across 53 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 71 Boeing 737 aircraft including 32 Boeing 737-800NGs, 36 Boeing 737-8 MAX, and three Boeing 737-9 MAX jets.

Source: flydubai

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