Dubai-based carrier Flydubai will launch flights to Kinshasa from April 15.
The low-cost carrier will operate the new route capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) with an en-route stop in nearby Entebbe.
Flydubai becomes the first UAE carrier to operate flights to N'djili Airport (also known as Kinshasa International Airport), and will grow its African network to 13 destinations in 10 countries. The flight will also be available for booking through the Emirates codeshare agreement.
“Africa is fast emerging as one of the most important markets for the United Arab Emirates and we have seen the trade relationship going from strength to strength in recent years,” said Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO of Flydubai.
“With the proximity to the continent and rising demand to more direct links to Africa, we see this new service to Kinshasa playing an instrumental role in further supporting the growing trade and tourism flows in the coming years.”
Kinshasa is one of the largest cities in Africa and a busy hub providing extensive connections to cities across the African continent and intercontinental services to Europe. The country is known for its vast natural resource wealth; it is the world’s largest producer of cobalt and a major producer of copper and diamonds.
Since the start of its operations in 2009, Flydubai has built up a network in Africa that includes flights to Addis Ababa, Alexandria, Asmara, Djibouti, Entebbe, Hargeisa, Juba, Khartoum and Port Sudan, as well as Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar.
Business Class return fares will start at AED 6,000 (FC 1,700) and are inclusive of all taxes and 40kg checked baggage. Economy Class return fares will start at AED 2,700 (FC 460) including 20kg checked baggage.
Flights can be booked through Flydubai’s website (flydubai.com), Contact Centre in Dubai on (00971) 600 54 44 45, the flydubai travel shops or through its travel partners.
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