- The Dubai-based carrier touched down in Mombasa, becoming the first carrier from the UAE to operate direct flights to the city with a four-times weekly service
- flydubai grows its network in Africa to 12 destinations in 11 countries
(IN SHORT) On January 17th, flydubai launched its operations to Mombasa, Kenya, marking its 12th destination in Africa and becoming the first UAE national carrier to operate direct flights from Dubai to the coastal city. The inaugural flight received a warm welcome at Moi International Airport, with a water cannon salute and the presence of dignitaries from Kenya. The new route strengthens connectivity between the UAE and Kenya, serving the growing Kenyan community in the UAE, promoting trade, and providing passengers access to Kenya’s tourism offerings. The flight schedule includes four weekly flights, with Emirates codesharing on the route, offering passengers more travel options through Dubai’s international hub.
(PRESS RELEASE) Dubai, UAE, 2024-Jan-19 — /Travel PR News/ — flydubai, the Dubai-based carrier, inaugurated its operations to Mombasa in Kenya on 17 January. With the start of the four-times weekly service to Mombasa, flydubai grows its network in Africa to 12 destinations in 11 countries.
The inaugural flight FZ 1289 from Dubai International (DXB) was welcomed with a celebratory water cannon salute upon landing at Moi International Airport (MBA). A senior delegation including H.E. Abdullswamad Sherrif Nassir, Governor of Mombasa, Hon. Onesimus Murkomen, Minister of Roads and Transport, as well as representatives from Kenya Tourism and Kenya Airports Authority, welcomed the passengers and Sudhir Sreedharan, Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations (UAE, GCC, Subcontinent and Africa) at flydubai, who were on the first flight.
With the start of flights to Mombasa, flydubai becomes the first UAE national carrier to operate direct flights from Dubai to the coastal city in southeast Kenya.
“Speaking at the press conference, Sudhir Sreedharan, Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations (UAE, GCC, Subcontinent and Africa) at flydubai, said: “flydubai’s inaugural flight to Mombasa reflects our commitment to further strengthening our network in Africa and to providing our passengers with more options for convenient travel to one of East Africa’s most attractive destinations. The start of operations will serve the growing Kenyan community in the UAE, support trade between our two countries and provide passengers from the UAE and from across the growing flydubai network with access to a gateway to explore the tourism offering in Kenya.”
Henry Ogoye, Ag. Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Kenya Airports Authority, said: “today marks a significant milestone in the ever-changing aviation landscape in our beloved country. The arrival of flydubai to Moi International Airport not only enhances connectivity between our nations but also represents a testament to the vibrant and growing partnership between Kenya and the UAE.”
“Moi International Airport has long been a gateway to East Africa, fostering economic growth, tourism, and cultural exchange. With the introduction of flydubai, we are opening new doors of opportunity for both business and leisure travellers. The seamless connectivity this airline provides will undoubtedly strengthen our ties and facilitate trade and experiences between our two nations,” added Ogoye.
flydubai has built a network of 123 destinations in 54 countries served by a young fleet of 84 Boeing 737 aircraft. flydubai has added Cairo, Krabi, Milan, Pattaya and Poznań to its network in 2023 and will start its daily services to Langkawi and Penang in Malaysia on 10 February 2024.
flydubai’s network in Africa includes Addis Ababa, Alexandria, Asmara, Cairo, Dar es Salaam, Djibouti, Entebbe, Hargeisa, Juba, Mogadishu, Mombasa and Zanzibar.
Flights to Moi International Airport (MBA) will operate four times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from Terminal 3, Dubai International (DXB). Emirates will codeshare on this route, offering passengers more options for connections through Dubai’s international aviation hub.
Return Business Class fares from DXB to MBA start from AED 4,200 and Economy Class Lite fares start from AED 1,600. Return Business Class fares from MBA to DXB start from USD 1,500 and Economy Class Lite fares start from USD 500.
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For the full timetable, please visit: https://www.flydubai.com/en/flying-with-us/timetable
Flights are available to book on flydubai.com, the official flydubai App, the Contact Centre in Dubai on (+971) 600 54 44 45, the flydubai travel shops or through our travel partners.
From its home in Dubai, flydubai has created a network of more than 120 destinations served by a fleet of 84 aircraft. Since commencing operations in June 2009, flydubai has been committed to removing barriers to travel, creating free flows of trade and tourism and enhancing connectivity between different cultures across its ever-expanding network.
flydubai has marked its journey with a number of milestones:
An expanding network: Created a network of more than 120 destinations in 54 countries across Africa, Central Asia, the Caucasus, Central and South-East Europe, the GCC and the Middle East, and the Indian Subcontinent.
Serving underserved markets: Opened more than 75 new routes that did not previously have direct air links to Dubai or were not served by a UAE national carrier from Dubai.
An efficient single fleet-type: Operates a single fleet-type of 84 Boeing 737 aircraft and includes: 30 Next-Generation Boeing 737-800, 47 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 3 Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft.
Enhancing connectivity: Carried more than 100 million passengers since it began operations in 2009.
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