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flydubai to increase flights to Saudi Arabia

Five weekly flights to Hofuf will start from 16 March 2019, along with an additional daily flight to Riyadh

Dubai-based airline flydubai has announced today that it will boost its services to Saudi Arabia with 12 new flights per week. An additional daily flight to Riyadh and five flights to Hofuf Airport will start from 16 March 2019. 

Commenting on the increase of flights to Saudi Arabia Hamad Obaidalla, Chief Commercial Officer at flydubai said, "Saudi Arabia remains an important market for flydubai and we are delighted to be able to increase our services to the Kingdom as trade and tourism between the UAE and Saudi Arabia continues to grow."

 "We would like to thank the authorities in Saudi Arabia for their cooperation in supporting flydubai and providing the necessary facilities and services needed for the success of our flights,” said Hamad Obaidalla “With these additional flights our commitment to serve our passengers in the Kingdom will enable passengers to travel to numerous destinations," he added.

flydubai will now operate to 11 points in Saudi Arabia from its hub in Dubai. In addition, flydubai operates to Abha, Dammam, Hail, Jizan, Medina, Qassim, Riyadh, Tabuk, Taif, and Jeddah providing passengers with the opportunity to connect onwards to Asia, Europe, India and Russia.

flydubai has recently announced the launch of flights to Tashkent in Uzbekistan from March 2019 along with flights to Naples in Italy and Budapest, the Hungarian capital, from June 2019. It also recently launched flights to Kozhikode, India. The airline's network of destinations has now grown to more than 90 destinations in 47 countries around the world served by a fleet of 64 modern Boeing 737 aircraft.

As part of the Emirates flydubai partnership announced in 2017, Emirates will codeshare on this route. For bookings under the codeshare, Emirates passengers will receive complimentary meals and the Emirates check baggage allowance on flights operated by flydubai in Economy Class. Benefitting from this codeshare partnership, travelers from KSA will have access to travel to hundreds of destinations all over the world via Dubai.

Emirates Skywards members can earn Skywards miles and Skywards Tier Miles on codeshare flights as per the existing Skywards mileage programme. Skywards Silver, Gold and Platinum members travelling on codeshare flights can access flydubai’s Business Check-in counters and receive priority tags.


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About flydubai

From its home in Dubai, flydubai has created a network of more than 110 destinations served by a fleet of 72 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 110 destinations in 53 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 72 Boeing 737 aircraft and includes: 32 Next-Generation Boeing 737-800, 37 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 3 Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft.
Enhancing connectivity: Carried more than 80 million passengers since it began operations in 2009.

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