flydubai takes off to fifth destination in Pakistan
Dubai-based carrier launches first direct flight to Faisalabad and increases frequency to existing routes
Monday, June 15, 2015 — Dubai-based carrier flydubai announced today direct daily flights to Faisalabad, the 3rd largest city in Pakistan, together with an increase in the frequency of the airline's flights to Pakistan, doubling the size of its network in the country.
The daily service to Faisalabad will commence on 10 July 2015 increasing to nine flights per week from 03 August 2015. From 10 July 2015 flydubai will also increase the frequency of its flights to Karachi up to 28 flights per week, to Multan up to nine flights per week and starting from 13 July 2015 to Sialkot up to eight flights per week.
The airline started flying to Pakistan five years ago in June 2010 and with the launch of flights to Faisalabad brings the number of weekly flights to all points in Pakistan to 57.
Commenting on the newest route announcement, Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer of flydubai, said: "Since the launch of our first flight to Pakistan in 2010 we continue to see growing demand in the region for direct flights to Dubai and onwards. Our aviation hub in Dubai serves as a gateway to more than 250 international destinations available through our interline agreements and we will continue to connect previously underserved markets."
Faisalabad becomes the 16th destination to join the flydubai network since the start of 2015. The air carrier's extensive network includes over 90 destinations within a 6 hour flying radius from Dubai and includes business and leisure destinations in Africa, Central Asia, Caucasus, Eastern Europe, the GCC and Middle East, Russia and the Subcontinent. flydubai operates a fleet of new 48 Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft with an average age of around 3.1 years.
"With the start of flights to Faisalabad and the increase in flights across our network in Pakistan we remain committed to providing our passengers with the best service and convenient and affordable travel options," said Sudhir Sreedharan, Senior Vice President, Commercial (GCC, Subcontinent, Africa) at flydubai.
Faisalabad flight details
flydubai will operate 7 flights a week between Dubai and Faisalabad starting from 10 July 2015.
FZ343 is scheduled to depart Dubai International Airport Terminal 2 at 23.55 hrs local time, landing in Faisalabad International Airport at 03.50 hrs local time. FZ344 is scheduled to depart Faisalabad International Airport at 04.50 hrs local time, landing in Dubai at 07.00 hrs local time.
Round trip fares
Economy Class return fares from Dubai to Faisalabad start at AED 1,250 including 7kg hand baggage
Economy Class return fares from Faisalabad to Dubai start at PKR 45,300 including 7kg hand baggage.
Flights can be purchased from flydubai's website (flydubai.com), its Contact Centre (+971 600 54 44 45), flydubai travel shop in Faisalabad (+92412616227 and +92261623032) flydubai travel shops or through travel partners.