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flydubai adds Astana to its growing network

Dubai-based airline connects two EXPO capitals

Dubai-based flydubai today announced the launch of its flights to Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, extending the airline's route network in the country to three destinations.

The airline will operate four flights a week, starting from 26 October 2015, and will be the first Dubai-based carrier to serve this route. flydubai launched operations to Kazakhstan in September 2014 with flights to Almaty and Shymkent. Astana becomes the ninth destination in flydubai's network in Central Asia and the Caucasus. With the new launch the airline will operate 38 weekly flights from Dubai to cities in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. 

Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer of flydubai, said: "It has been a year since the start of our operations in Kazakhstan and we are pleased to extend our network in the country, where we have seen strong demand for our services. Astana is a major economic hub in Central Asia and the launch of flydubai's flights to the Kazakhstani capital marks an important milestone in our expansion in the region. We look forward to showcasing our services in the capital and contributing to the development of trade and tourism between the economic hubs of Central Asia and the Middle East."

Kazakhstan and the UAE are extending their cooperation in trade, investment and tourism as both Astana and Dubai are preparing to host the EXPO in 2017 and 2020, respectively. The two countries have demonstrated impressive growth in various industries, including energy, Islamic finance and construction.

Passengers from Astana will benefit from flydubai's convenient and affordable services, including the award-winning inflight entertainment system available in Russian, English and Arabic offering over 1,300 hours of music, movies, TV shows and newspapers. Business Class will be available on all flights to Kazakhstan, providing passengers with a personalised and more comfortable travel experience.

flydubai operates a fleet of 49 new Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft with an average age of around three years and from its hub in Dubai has created a network of more than 95 destinations in 46 countries. The airline also provides access to over 250 destinations via Dubai International thanks to interline agreements with its partners.

Flights details

Flights between Dubai International (DXB) and Astana International Airport (TSE) will commence on 26 October 2015 with 4 flights a week. Flight FZ705 will operate from Dubai on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with a return flight FZ706 on the following day from Astana.









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Round trip fares

Business Class return fares will start at AED 4,200 and are inclusive of all taxes and 40kg checked baggage, while Economy Class return fares from Dubai to Astana start at AED 1,450 and are inclusive 20kg checked baggage.

About flydubai

From its home in Dubai, flydubai has created a network of more than 90 destinations and over the next decade the airline will see its fleet grow by up to 236 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 that represent the scale of the ambition planned for the airline:

  • An expanding network: Created a network of more than 90 destinations in 48 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 up more than 65 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 more than 50 Boeing 737 aircraft. 
  • Record-breaking orders: Placed the largest single-aisle aircraft orders in the region at the 2013 and 2017 editions of the Dubai Airshow.
  • Enhancing connectivity: Carried more than 75 million passengers since it began operations in 2009.

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