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Sylhet to become flydubai’s third destination in Bangladesh

Dubai-based carrier to commence four flights a week from 15 March 2017

Dubai-based flydubai today announced the addition of Sylhet to its network, becoming the airline’s third destination in Bangladesh after Chittagong and Dhaka. flydubai will commence direct flights between Dubai and Sylhet on 15 March 2017. The new service will see flydubai provide up to 27 flights a week to Bangladesh.

The service to Sylhet, also known as Jalalabad, will begin with four flights a week and is set to increase to six flights a week from 16 May. The operation to Sylhet Osmani International Airport is in partnership with Bangladesh carrier Regent Airways.

Commenting on the new announcement, Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer at flydubai, said: “We are happy to be relaunching flights to Sylhet, an important cultural and trade centre in Bangladesh. We remain committed to strengthening air links between the UAE and underserved markets. We look forward to seeing more people choose our reliable and affordable service between Dubai and our growing network in Bangladesh.”

flydubai serves a wide network of destinations in the Subcontinent. This network covers eight points in India, five points in Pakistan, three points in Bangladesh, two points in Sri Lanka as well as the capital cities of Afghanistan and Nepal with flights to Kabul and Kathmandu respectively.

“Since we began operations to Dhaka and Chittagong at the beginning of 2011, we have seen strong demand for flights to Bangladesh,” said Sudhir Sreedharan, Senior Vice President Commercial for GCC, Subcontinent and Africa at flydubai. “We are confident that our passengers from Sylhet will benefit from our direct flights to Dubai and beyond, via Dubai’s efficient aviation hub, especially on to our strong GCC network which is served by up to 650 weekly flights to 18 points.”

With the announcement of the launch of flights to Batumi in Georgia, Qabala in Azerbaijan and Tivat in Montenegro, earlier in February, flydubai’s network has expanded to 93 destinations in 44 countries. This now sees the airline operate to 62 destinations that previously had no or very few direct air links from the UAE.

Flights can be booked from flydubai’s website (flydubai.com), its Customer Centre (+971) 600 54 44 45, flydubai Travel Shops or through travel partners.

Flight details

Flights between Sylhet and Dubai start on 15 March 2017 with four flights a week. flydubai’s FZ 595/596 will operate between Dubai International Terminal 2 and Sylhet’s Osmani International Airport.

Fares

Economy Class return fares from Dubai to Sylhet will start at AED1,500 including 7kg hand baggage, while Business Class return fares will start at AED2,700 and are inclusive of all taxes and 40kg checked baggage.

Economy Class return fares from Sylhet to Dubai will start at USD550 including 7kg hand baggage, while Business Class return fares will start at USD900 and are inclusive of all taxes and 40kg checked baggage.

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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