Flydubai has emphasized the growing importance of the CIS region to its operations by announcing that it will double its network in Russia to eight points and add additional services in Ukraine.
In Russia, the airline will launch flights to Mineralnye Vody on 16 April 2013 followed by Rostov-on-Don and Volgograd on 13 September 2013. Operations to Krasnodar, meanwhile, will commence a week later on 20 September 2013.
Further, flights to Odessa will begin on 15 September 2013, subsequently, the carrier adds capacity to, Kiev, to which it will fly double daily. Services to Dnepropetrovsk will begin on 18 September 2013. Flydubai’s CEO, Ghaith Al Ghaith, said: “Russia and Ukraine are two of Flydubai’s key markets. We have seen steady passenger growth over the past couple of years in both countries. Our strategy of targeting regional airports has been a significant factor in our growth in the region.”