Commenting on the relaunch of the route, Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer of flydubai, 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."
Sudhir Sreedharan, Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations (UAE, GCC, Africa and the Indian Subcontinent) at flydubai, said: "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 will become the first carrier to operate to Hargeisa, Somaliland from Dubai. The carrier continues to open up underserved markets and expand its network in Africa. flydubai also has plans to relaunch its operations to Uganda in the coming few weeks.
flydubai currently operates to 12 points in nine countries in Northern and Eastern Africa:
Flights from Terminal 2, Dubai International (DXB) to Hargeisa Egal International Airport (HGA) will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 August 2021.
Return Business Class fares from DXB to HGA start from AED 4,700 and return Economy Class fares start from AED 1,600.
Flights are available to book on flydubai.com, the official flydubai App, the Call Centre in Dubai on (+971) 600 54 44 45, the flydubai travel shops or through our travel partners. In addition, passengers have the option to choose full packages from holidays by flydubai.
For the full timetable and fares, please visit:https://www.flydubai.com/en/plan/timetable
Passengers are required to make sure that they are up to date with the regulations from theIATA TravelCentretheIATA destination trackerfor their whole journey, and follow the guidance issued by the authorities and the airline. Passengers can also visit theCOVID-19 information hubonflydubai.comfor more information.
From its home in Dubai, flydubai has created a network of more than 90 destinations served by a fleet of 52 aircraft. Since commencing operations in June 2009, flydubai has been committed to removing barriers to travel, creating free flows of trade and tourism and enhancing connectivity between different cultures across its ever-expanding network.
flydubai has marked its journey with a number of milestones:
An expanding network:Created a network of more than 90 destinations in 46 countries across Africa, Central Asia, the Caucasus, Central and South-East Europe, the GCC and the Middle East, and the Indian Subcontinent.
Serving underserved markets:Opened more than 70 new routes that did not previously have direct air links to Dubai or were not served by a UAE national carrier from Dubai.
An efficient single fleet-type:Operates a single fleet-type of 52 Boeing 737 aircraftand includes: 36 Next-Generation Boeing 737-800, 13 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 3 Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft.
Enhancing connectivity:Carried more than 75 million passengers since it began operations in 2009.
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