flydubai will become the first UAE-based carrier to operate flights on this route, the airline’s second destination in Yemen after Sana’a. Flights will include flydubai’s Business Class which was launched at the end of last year.
Commenting on the announcement Ghaith Al Ghaith, flydubai’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “Aden represents another example of flydubai’s approach to linking previously underserved markets to Dubai. This new, direct route to this historic city, with the addition of Business Class, will create more opportunities for travel and trade between Yemen and the UAE.”
flydubai will operate two direct services from Dubai to Aden per week with a third flight operating to Djibouti via Aden. The new service will increase flights to Djibouti to six a week. In addition, tickets are available for sale between Aden and Djibouti.
flydubai’s Business Class provides passengers with a priority service on the ground and a more personal flying experience in the air. Customers benefit from a priority check-in service and a dedicated 24-hour customer service team to assist with bookings and attend to enquiries throughout their journey. On board, comfortable spacious seats made of Italian leather have a generous recline. flydubai’s award-winning inflight entertainment system is shown on a high-definition 12.1-inch touchscreen and a choice of internationally inspired menus and refreshments are served during the flight.
flydubai will operate flights three times a week between Dubai and Aden starting on 01 August 2014.
Tuesdays and Fridays: FZ603 is scheduled to depart Dubai International Terminal 2 at 1040hrs local time, landing at Aden International Airport at 1235hrs local time. FZ603 will continue to Djibouti, departing Aden International Airport at 1320hrs local time and landing at Djibouti–Ambouli International Airport at 1415hrs local time. FZ603 will return to Dubai, departing Djibouti–Ambouli International Airport at 1500hrs local time and arriving at Dubai International Terminal 2 at 1910hrs local time.
Saturdays: FZ605 is scheduled to depart Dubai International Terminal 2 at 1040hrs local time, landing in Djibouti–Ambouli International Airport at 1255hrs local time. FZ605 will depart Djibouti–Ambouli International Airport at 1340hrs local time, landing in Aden International Airport at 1430hrs local time. FZ605 will then depart Aden International Airport at 1515hrs local time landing in Dubai International Terminal 2 at 1915hrs local time.
Round trip fares
Economy Class return fares to Dubai will start at USD 440 including 20kg checked baggage. A seat with extra legroom costs USD 28. Once on board, passengers can choose from a range of optional extras, including inflight entertainment packages priced from USD 9 or select from the varied menu of refreshments and Duty Free items.
Business Class return fares to Dubai will start at USD 1100 and are inclusive of all taxes and 40kg checked baggage.
Economy Class return fares between Aden and Djibouti will start at USD 350 including 20kg checked baggage, while Business Class fares will start at USD 840 and are inclusive of all taxes and 40kg checked baggage.
Flights can be purchased from flydubai’s website (flydubai.com), its Call Centre (+9714 231 1000), flydubai travel shops or through travel partners. Bookings in Yemen can be made by calling (+967 2 249781/+967 2 249782). Further information and details of the carrier’s car rental and travel insurance services can also be found on flydubai.com