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flydubai launches new online package holidays portal

Low-cost carrier says platform offers one-stop shop for passengers to book holiday packages

flydubai launches new online package holidays portal

Dubai-based flydubai has launched a new online holidays division, offering a one-stop shop for passengers to browse for and book their holiday packages consisting of flights and hotels, with the option to add ancillary services.

holidays.flydubai.com aims to be the leading sales channel and a 24x7 virtual shop window for holidays by flydubai, the low-cost carrier said in a statement.

The website is available on desktop, tablet and smartphone and is available in three languages – English, Arabic and Russian. The portal caters to both customers and travel agents alike, it added.

Hamad Obaidalla, chief commercial officer of flydubai, said: “The launch of flydubai’s Holidays division marks yet another milestone in our growth story and our continued investment in providing customers with an enhanced travel experience along every touchpoint of their journey.”

He added that by combining internally sourced wholesale hotel rates and rates provided by third parties with competitive airfares, Holidays by flydubai offers "extremely competitive travel packages".

Customers will also have the option to add ancillary services to their holiday experience, including airport transfers, sightseeing packages, UAE visa facilitation, car rental and excursions.

Nelson D’souza, vice president – Holidays, said: “Booking with holidays.flydubai.com puts our passengers in control of their entire holiday experience as they can purchase tailor-made packages that suit all budgets with a single booking process. The portal already gives passengers access to thousands of hotel options and other add-ons through our partners.

"We look forward to rolling out more options in the future as we continue to grow our list of services and partners.”

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