flydubai grows Saudi network with new Ha’il route

Low-cost carrier begins operations to its ninth destination to the Kingdom’s Oasis City

Monday, January 7, 2013 — flydubai, Dubai’s innovative low-cost airline, has added another destination in Saudi Arabia to its network, with two flights a week to Ha’il.

Flights to Ha’il, an oasis city in Nejd in the north west of the country, will commence on 13 February 2013. The city contributes to a large percentage of the Kingdom's wheat, date and fruit production.

flydubai CEO Ghaith Al Ghaith said: “As we remain committed to better serve the Saudi market, we are grateful to the authorities for their continuous support of flydubai. The start of this service reaffirms our commitment to serve regional airports with direct flights to Dubai. We look forward to serving passengers from Ha’il, which is becoming increasing important to the Kingdom’s economy.”

flydubai first launched services to Saudi Arabia in November 2010, and now serves Riyadh, Jeddah, Abha Yanbu, Dammam, Gassim, Tabuk and Taif and in addition to Ha’il.

flydubai’s network now spans more than 50 destinations in 32 countries across the Middle East, Africa, Indian Subcontinent, Asia and Central & Eastern Europe.

Flight Information

Flights to Ha’il will operate twice a week and will commence on 13 February 2013. FZ885 departs Dubai Terminal 2 on Wednesday at 1510hrs, and on Friday at 1935hrs landing in Ha’il Regional Airport on Wednesday at 1640hrs, and on Friday at 2105hrs local time. The return flight, FZ886, departs on Wednesday at 1740hrs, and on Friday at 2205hrs arriving in Dubai on Wednesday at 2040hrs, and on Saturday at 0105hrs.

 Round trip fares from Dubai to Ha’il start at AED 1,000 and fares from Ha’il to Dubai start at SAR 1,040.

Fares include one piece of hand luggage weighing up to 7kg and one small laptop bag or hand bag. Checked baggage starts at AED 50 ($14) for 20kgs. A seat with extra legroom costs AED100 ($28) extra.

Flights between Dubai and Ha’il can be purchased from flydubai’s website (, its call centre (+971 4231 1000) or and its local call centre (+966 6541 0077), and through travel partners.