Flydubai announces new routes to Damascus and Alexandria

Just weeks after the launch of its first routes to Beirut and Amman, flydubai – Dubai’s first low cost airline – has announced daily flights to Damascus starting from June 8th 2009 and daily flights to Alexandria from June 9th, 2009.

In line with its business strategy to rapidly expand its regional network, flydubai chose Damascus and Alexandria as its next routes due to the popularity of the destinations among the expatriate population in the UAE and because the cities are attractive to holidaymakers looking for a short summer break.

The seat price includes all taxes and a generous hand baggage allowance of 10kgs. When traveling with flydubai, passengers only have to pay for the optional extras they choose, such as checked bags of up to 32kgs each, seat selection and any desired food and beverages.

flydubai’s CEO, Ghaith Al Ghaith said further routes would be launched in quick succession and several announcements have been planned for the coming weeks. ‘The response when we launched our first routes to Amman and Beirut was phenomenal. We were inundated with calls from travellers checking flight availability as soon as the website went live.’

‘Our aim is to establish and strengthen our presence in the region’s budget travel sector and we will be quickly adding new destinations and expanding our reach for tourists as well as the large working expatriate population across the region,’ Ghaith added.

The airline will issue each passenger with a boarding pass once the booking has been paid for, eliminating the need for e-tickets or paper tickets. Mr. Ghaith believes that this is an excellent time to introduce these routes.

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