In a bid to expand its global network, flydubai announced the launch of three new routes. The airline announced the addition of Chennai, Hargeisa and Nejran. The new services will commence in the first quarter of 2015, further expanding the carrier’s footprint to 89 destinations in 46 countries.
With addition of Nejran, the airline operates to 12 cities in Saudi Arabia. The sector will be served with four weekly flights from UAE from 10 January 2015.
From 5 March 2015, flydubai will operate to Hargeisa, Somaliland from Dubai with four weekly flights. Flydubai’s network in Africa in 2014 is 13 points served by 60 weekly flights. While Chennai will be served with three flights a week from 31 March 2015, bringing total number of weekly flights operated by flydubai to the market to 29.
Hamad Obaidalla, chief commercial officer at flydubai, said: “In 2014, we announced 26 new routes and took delivery of eight new aircraft to support our growth plans. We are very excited about the untapped opportunities in the emerging African markets, progress made on the bilateral front in India and ongoing strong ties with Saudi.”
The airline fleet now stand at 43 new Boeing 737-800 aircraft.