flydubai will operate four weekly flights to Delhi from 01 June and three weekly flights to both Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram from 02/03 June respectively, bringing the total number of Indian cities served by the carrier to six, including its existing routes Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Lucknow.
Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer of flydubai, said: "I would like to take this opportunity to thank the authorities for granting us the approval to operate these flights between Dubai and India. The two nations share a lot of historic and cultural ties and the new flights will increase the trade and tourism potential while enabling the Indian expatriate community in the UAE to travel home to visit friends and family more often."
flydubai has seen strong demand for its flights since the start of its operations to India in 2010. The carrier was set up by the Dubai Government to offer passengers convenient and reliable services and an unrivalled onboard experience and create free flows of trade and tourism in previously underserved markets.
Commenting on the launch of the three new destinations, Sudhir Sreedharan, Senior Vice President Commercial (GCC, Subcontinent, Africa) for flydubai said: "These new flights will give passengers from different regions in India direct links to Dubai, enhancing flight connectivity beyond the city to GCC countries and to destinations in Africa, Central Asia, Russia and Europe, most of which have no or very few direct links to India."
flydubai will deploy Business Class configured aircraft on all three new routes, giving passengers the option of a more personalised flying experience on the ground and in the air.
flydubai operates a fleet of 36 brand new Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft and has built a network of 74 destinations, 48 of which were underserved markets like Gassim and Abha in KSA, Azerbaijan, Romania, South Sudan and Kazan and Ufa in Russia.
Delhi Flight Details:
flydubai will operate four flights a week between Dubai and Delhi starting from 01 June 2014. Flights will depart from Dubai in the evening on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Round trip fares
Economy Class return fares to Delhi will start at AED 875 and include a 7kg hand baggage allowance, while Business Class fares will start at AED 2,100 and are inclusive of all taxes and 40kg checked baggage.
Kochi Flight Details:
flydubai will operate three weekly flights between Dubai and Kochi starting from 02 June 2014. Flights will depart from Dubai in the evening on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Round trip fares
Economy Class return fares to Kochi will start at AED 950 and include a 7kg hand baggage allowance, while Business Class fares will start at AED 2,700 and are inclusive of all taxes and 40kg checked baggage.
Thiruvananthapuram Flight Details:
flydubai will operate three weekly flights between Dubai and Thiruvananthapuram starting from 03 June 2014. Flights will depart from Dubai on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
Round trip fares
Economy Class return fares to Thiruvananthapuram will start at AED 950 and include a 7kg hand baggage allowance, while Business Class fares will start at AED 2,700 and are inclusive of all taxes and 40kg checked baggage.
Flights can be purchased starting today from flydubai's website (flydubai.com), its Call Centre (+9714 231 1000), flydubai travel shops or through travel partners. Further information and details of the carrier's car rental and travel insurance services can also be found on flydubai.com.
- Delhi contact details: 477 6687 / 477 6688 / 477 6689 / 477 6651
- Kochi contact details: 270 6355 or 270 6377
- Thiruvananthapuram contact details: 660 0034 or 660 0035