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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Eritrea to join Flydubai network in October

Dubai-based flydubai is expanding its operations with the addition of Eritrea to its African network in October.
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(Medeshi)- Dubai-based flydubai is expanding its operations with the addition of Eritrea to its African network in October.

Direct flights between Dubai and the capital city of Asmara will commence on October 25 with four flights a week.

The flights will mark the start of the first direct link between Eritrea and the UAE. Asmara is the second African destination added to the flydubai network this year after Hargeisa, which began in June.

Ghaith Al Ghaith, flydubai CEO, said: “We are keen to reflect the UAE’s efforts to support emerging markets, particularly in East Africa. Adding to our recent operations to Burundi, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Somaliland, we are delighted to add a direct link between the UAE and another emerging market with great potential for more growth. Asmara becomes the 18th destination to join our network this year.”

Flydubai’s Business Class will be available on flights to and from Asmara, offering passengers a more comfortable and personalised service from a member of crew dedicated to the business class cabin as well as benefitting from priority services on the ground.

Economy Class return fares to Asmara will start at Dh1,950 ($530.7) including 7 kg hand baggage and 20 kg checked baggage, while Business Class return fares will start at Dh4,800 ($1,306.5) and are inclusive of all taxes and 40 kg checked baggage. – TradeArabia News Service