flydubai’s CEO, Ghaith Al Ghaith, said: “The holy month of Ramadan is a perfect time to commence flights to the holy city of Medina and we are most grateful to the Saudi authorities for their support and assistance in enabling us to establish a direct air link from Dubai.”
Flights to Medina will operate between Terminal 2 of Dubai International and Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz Airport in Medina. The new route will provide GCC residents and pilgrims from the region with fast and convenient access to Islam’s second holiest city after Makkah.
“At the same time, the new route will benefit Medina residents who may wish to visit friends and family during the last two weeks of Ramadan or spend Eid Al-Fitr in the UAE,” Al Ghaith added.
flydubai already operates flights to Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Abha, Qassim, Ha’il, Tabuk, Yanbu and Taif in the Kingdom.
flydubai will operate daily flights between Dubai and Medina starting on 25 July 2013.
Tuseday, Thursday and Saturday: FZ891 is scheduled to depart Dubai Terminal 2 at 0810hrs, landing at Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz Airport in Medina at 1000hrs local time. The return flight, FZ892, departs at 1100hrs, arriving in Dubai at 1440hrs.
Friday: FZ893 is scheduled to depart Dubai Terminal 2 at 2030hrs, landing in Medina at 2220hrs local time. The return flight, FZ894, departs at 2315hrs, arriving in Dubai at 0255hrs the next day.
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday: FZ893 is scheduled to depart Dubai Terminal 2 at 1935hrs, landing in Medina at 2125hrs local time. The return flight, FZ894, departs at 2220hrs, arriving in Dubai at 0200hrs the next day.
Return fares from Dubai to Medina start at AED 1,230 and return fares from Medina to Dubai start at SAR 1,250.
Fares include one piece of hand luggage weighing up to 7kg and one small laptop bag or handbag. Extra luggage allowance can be purchased on flydubai’s website (flydubai.com).
Flights between Dubai and Medina can be purchased from flydubai’s website (flydubai.com), its Call Centre (+971 4231 1000), local flydubai office in Medina (+966 4 8150162) or (+966 4 8150162), flydubai Travel Shops and through travel partners.