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flydubai plans to add more flights to Russian capital

Low-cost airline says it will operate new daily flights to Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow from November 29

flydubai plans to add more flights to Russian capital

flydubai has announced plans to launch new daily flights to Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow from November 29.

This will increase the airline’s frequency to the Russian capital to double daily with the existing service to Vnukovo International Airport (VKO), the carrier said in a statement.

flydubai first started operating to Moscow in 2014 and has grown its network in Russia to 11 points, with Makhachkala, Ufa and Voronezh being the latest additions with operations commencing earlier this month.

flydubai’s network also includes Kazan, Krasnodar, Mineralnye Vody, Moscow (VKO), Rostov-on-Don, Samara and Yekaterinburg.

Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO of flydubai, said: “We are excited to be offering our passengers more options to access two different points of the Russian capital. The launch of our new daily flights to Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport is based on the increase in demand for more affordable and reliable direct links to the UAE and beyond.”

The airline, which recorded a 45 percent growth in passenger numbers to Russia in the first half of 2017 compared to the same period in 2016, is the first carrier to operate direct flights to Sheremetyevo International Airport from the UAE.

The airport is one of the three airports serving the city of Moscow, along with Domodedovo International Airport and Vnukovo International Airport, and is one of the largest airports in Russia.

Earlier this year, the UAE Cabinet granted citizens of the Russian Federation entry visa on arrival valid for 30 days for the first time.

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