flydubai to Resume Service to Hargeisa in Somaliland From August 10, 2021
flydubai will restart flights to Hargeisa in Somaliland with three weekly flights from August 10, 2021, growing their network in Africa to 12 destinations in nine countries. Flydubai will become the first airline to offer service between Dubai and Hargeisa.
On Tuesday (July 27, 2021), flydubai announced the restart of service between Dubai (DXB) and Hargeisa Egal International Airport (HGA) in Somaliland from August 10, 2021. The carrier will offer three weekly flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, expanding their network in Africa to 12 destinations in nine countries, including recently introduced service to Sohag International Airport (HMB) and Sharm El Sheikh International Airport (SSH). With the restart of the service, flydubai will become the first airline operating direct flights between Dubai and Hargeisa. In the coming weeks, the carrier also plans on resuming service to Uganda.
In Tuesday’s announcement, flydubai’s Chief Executive Officer, Ghaith Al Ghaith, said,
“We are committed to provide underserved markets with direct air links to Dubai. We are pleased to restart our operations to Hargeisa which will provide the Somali diaspora with a convenient option to visit their families and friends in their home country. With the codeshare agreement with Emirates and the interline agreements we have in place more than 200 destinations can now be reached through Dubai's aviation hub.”
Also commenting on the resumed service to Hargeisa, flydubai’s SVP of Commercial Operations – UAE, GCC, Africa and the Indian Subcontinent, Sudhir Sreedharan, added,
"flydubai is committed to creating free flows of trade and tourism between the regions we fly to and we believe that our reliable and convenient passenger and cargo services will help to open up the trade opportunities between Hargeisa and Dubai and onward destinations. We are sure that both our Economy Class and Business Class will exceed the passengers' expectations and we look forward to welcoming passengers from Hargeisa on board again soon.”
flydubai was founded in 2009 and currently serves over 90 destinations in 46 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 70 new routes that previously did not have direct air links to Dubai. flydubai operates a single fleet type of 50 Boeing 737s including 36 Next Generation 737-800s, 11 737 MAX 8s and three 737 MAX 9s. The airline has carried over 75 million passengers since 2009.