flydubai, Dubai’s first low cost airline, is ending the year on a high with the announcement of its first entry into Bangladesh, with flights to Chittagong, the country’s second largest city.
The new route announcement once again highlights flydubai’s commitment to making travel more accessible and affordable, and the flights to Chittagong, will provide another travel option to many thousands of Bangladeshis who live and work in the UAE.
Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO, flydubai, said, “Adding a new dimension to the flydubai network, flights to Chittagong will not only cater to the Bangladeshi workforce in the UAE, but also be instrumental in increasing trade and business between our two nations.
“The picturesque city of Chittagong boasts a busy international seaport and is an important economic and commercial hub of the country. Located in the midst of green forests, the city is a popular tourist attraction which offers both hilly terrains and sandy beaches.
“After an eventful year filled with many highlights, it is with great pleasure that we wrap up 2010 with the announcement of this new exciting destination. Bangladesh offers a wealth of historical and cultural options for travellers to explore and we are certain this new route will be immensely popular.”
Four times a week flights from Dubai to Chittagong begin on January 17, 2011 with service on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Flight FZ587 departs from Dubai at 1340hrs, landing in Chittagong at 2020hrs local time. The return flight FZ588 takes off from Chittagong at 2120hrs, arriving back in Dubai at 0125hrs local time. This latest route by flydubai will operate daily starting March 27, 2011.
One-way fare to Chittagong from Dubai will cost from AED460, including one piece of hand luggage weighing up to 7kg plus one small laptop bag or hand bag. Flights from Chittagong to Dubai start from USD 200.
Flights for Chittagong are available for purchase from December 30, 2010 on the website (www.flydubai.com), call centre +9714 3010800 and through travel partners.
flydubai has a simple model where customers only pay for services they want to receive. The price of the flight includes all taxes and one piece of hand luggage weighing up to 7kg plus one small laptop bag or hand bag per passenger.
flydubai operates from a modernised and enhanced Terminal 2 on the north side of Dubai International Airport