By Elsa Baxter
Low-cost airline will fly to Sulaimaniyah in Iraq and Yerevan in Armenia from next month
Dubai low-cost carrier flydubai has announced the launch of two new routes in Iraq and Armenia bringing the airline’s total network to 26 destinations.
Flights to Sulaimaniyah in Iraq and Yerevan in Armenia will begin in November, the budget airline said in a statement on Sunday.
Ghaith Al Ghaith, flydubai CEO, said: "Our two new destinations are both to incredibly important markets for flydubai. Sulaimaniyah is our second route in Iraqi Kurdistan, following on from the start of flights to Erbil in August.
"The service to the Armenian capital Yerevan is a totally new market for us, but similarly, a very important one.”
The twice a week service to Sulaimaniyah begins on November 24, departing from Dubai at 10.15pm and landing in Iraq at 12.25am local time. The return service from Sulaimaniyah leaves at 1.10am and arrives at Dubai International Airport Terminal 2 at 4.40am local time.
Flights to Yerevan start on November 21 with the service operating twice a week, increasing to three times a week from December 15. Flights depart Dubai at 10.10am, arriving in the Armenian capital at 1.35pm local time. The return service leaves Yerevan at 2.20pm and touches down in Dubai at 5.25pm local time.