flydubai, Dubai's first low cost airline, has announced its 30th destination will be the agricultural city of Gassim in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The announcement comes days after Yanbu was declared flydubai's second destination in the Kingdom.
With the commencement of operations to the four new cities of Yerevan in Armenia, Abha in Saudi Arabia, Sulaimaniyah in Iraq and Ashgabat in Turkmenistan in less than a month, the launch of the new route to Gassim underscores flydubai's commitment to offering passengers from and to Dubai with affordable and diverse travel options.
Flight nos. FZ857/8 will operate three times per week from 18th January 2011.
flydubai CEO, Ghaith Al Ghaith said : "We are excited to add the city of Gassim to our growing network, making it our 30th destination. This further solidifies our commitment to the Saudi Arabian trade, tourism and commercial industries and caters to the growing demand for low cost air travel in the region and especially in the Kingdom. flydubai will be the first airline to serve Dubai and Gassim non-stop and we are confident that the demand for this route will increase considerably in the near future. Travelers from Gassim have had limited choices in terms of direct international flights and the introduction of this new route will benefit passengers with significant reduction in travel time as well as cost incurred.
"The new Gassim route marks an important step for the airline as we continue our strategic penetration into more markets in an effort to bring more ease of travel and unmatched value for money in the region."
Flights from Dubai to Gassim begin on January 18 2011, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Flight FZ857 departs from Dubai at 1305hrs, arriving in Gassim at 1435hrs local time. The return flight FZ858 takes off for Dubai Terminal 2 at 1520hrs, landing in Dubai at 1840hrs UAE time. Flights to Gassim begin at AED 450 per person, including one piece of hand luggage weighing up to 7kg plus one small laptop bag or hand bag. Flights from Gassim to Dubai start at SAR 475, including one piece of hand luggage weighing up to 7kg plus one small laptop bag or hand bag.
Flights are available for purchase from December 16, 2010 on the website (www.flydubai.com ), call centre 06 3260095 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.