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flydubai launches flights to Dubai and Djibouti from Yemen

Airline will operate a three times a week service

flydubai today announced that it will launch a three times weekly service to Dubai from Aden with flights starting on 01 August 2014.

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.

Flight Details

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 (, 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

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 71 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 59 aircraft including Boeing 737 MAX 8, MAX 9 and Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 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 70 million passengers since it began operations in 2009.

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