By Neil Halligan
Tickets are on sale for flights to 24 destinations
Dubai low-cost carrier Flydubai has announced that it will resume scheduled commercial operations from July 7 next, initially to 24 destinations.
Flydubai, which grounded operations at the end of March this year, said the number of destinations would increase to 66 over the course of the summer, with an increase in frequencies also planned.
Flights for the initial 24 destinations can now be booked on the airline’s website. Passengers are required to make sure that they are up to date with the regulations from the IATA Travel Centre for their whole journey.
“We are initially planning to operate to 24 destinations and we will continuously add destinations and flight frequencies to the network and we expect this to increase to 66 destinations over the course of the summer,” said Hamad Obaidalla, chief commercial officer of Flydubai. “This, of course, will be dependent on countries being able to open up and accept international travel.”
Like its sister airline Emirates airline, strict Covid-19 protocols will be put in place for passengers, with more details about what passengers can expect on board Flydubai flights will be announced in due course.
“We have redesigned our passenger journey that is built upon existing high standards to minimise the risk of transmission of Covid-19 and we can now bring people together once again," Obaidalla said.
“This, along with the clear and simple guidelines set out by the authorities means it’s the perfect time to return to the skies.”
Flydubai will operate to the 24 following destinations, subject to government approvals: