Dubai-based airline flydubai is taking to the skies again from today, with the low-cost carrier resuming passenger operations across its network.
The announced destinations include flights to Europe, Central Asia, Middle East and Africa. The airline is also planning to extend the number of destinations to 66 over the course of the summer, subject to easing of international travel restrictions.
Like most other airlines, flydubai has seen its passenger flights brought to a complete halt since mid-March when flight restrictions were imposed. Since then, the airline has only been operating cargo flights and special repatriation flights.
“Today, marks the resumption of our flights and as we reflect on the last few months we should recognise that this is an important milestone,” said Ghaith Al Ghaith, chief executive officer of flydubai.
“This is a positive step for the UAE and for the aviation industry. We are optimistic for the future of travel and we expect to see our schedule reach 66 destinations over the summer. Travel restrictions do remain in place around the flydubai network which we will gradually build up,” he added.
Full list of destinations:
Africa: Addis Ababa, Juba, Khartoum
Central Asia: Almaty, Kabul, Nur-Sultan
Europe: Belgrade, Bucharest, Dubronvik, Kyiv, Krakow, Prague, Sarajevo, Sofia
Middle East: Alexandria, Amman, Beirut