flydubai resumes twice-weekly service to Colombo

flydubai resumes twice-weekly service to Colombo

Sri Lanka welcomes back visitors with flydubai with a twice-weekly service

Dubai, UAE, 2021-Feb-09 — /Travel PR News/ — flydubai, the Dubai-based airline, has resumed flights to Colombo with a twice-weekly service. Flights to Colombo start from 17 February as the authorities in Sri Lanka ease travel restrictions for international travel. The carrier will operate flights between Terminal 2, Dubai International (DXB) and Colombo International Airport (CMB) with flights now available to book on

With the resumption of flights to Colombo, flydubai will grow its network to more than 70 destinations. The airline has been steadily increasing its operations and has recently announced the start of flights to a number of destinations including Doha, Istanbul and the Maldives as well as new routes such as Grozny, Malta, Minsk, Salzburg and Tel Aviv. Sudhir Sreedharan, Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations (UAE, GCC, Africa and the Indian Subcontinent) at flydubai, said: “flydubai offers convenient and reliable travel services between both countries. We are pleased to restart our operations to Colombo and we look forward to launching more flights to strengthen our reach in the Subcontinent.”

Passengers will have the option to experience Business Class, enjoying space and privacy in the cabin, a comfortable seat, inflight entertainment with films and TV shows available to watch and a range of delicious snacks and complimentary hot and cold beverages.

Passengers travelling in Economy Class will enjoy a Recaro designed seat offering optimal levels of space and comfort in the air. flydubai continues to roll-out WiFi across its fleet enabling passengers to stay connected during their flight and can browse the web, send emails, use social networks and get the latest news. Passengers can choose between bundled (Flex/Value) or unbundled (Lite) fares depending on their travel needs. Operating from Terminal 2, Dubai International, flydubai offers its passengers a convenient and efficient way to arrive and depart from Dubai.

flydubai’s passenger experience has been redesigned to enable travel in a safe environment that minimizes crew and passenger contact and offers passengers confidence to travel at every step of their journey. The airline has recently introduced an extended multi-risk travel insurance that includes COVID-19 cover to offer passengers greater peace of mind when travelling. In the UAE, flydubai has also partnered with Aster DM Healthcare and NMC Healthcare to offer passengers PCR testing at special rates. To take advantage of these special rates, passengers must be able to present a valid flydubai booking confirmation along with their Emirates ID or passport copy.

Holidays by flydubai Packages 

Affordable beach getaway packages available from Holidays by flydubai start from AED 2,199 per person from Dubai.  This includes return flights in Economy Class and three nights’ accommodation and airport transfers.

To know more about Holidays by flydubai, please visit:

Flight schedule and fares 

flights from Dubai International (DXB) to Colombo International Airport (CMB) will operate on Wednesdays and Sundays and the service commences from 17 February.

Return Business Class fares from DXB to CMB start from AED 4,000 and Economy Class fares start from AED 1,200.

Return Business Class fares from CMB to DXB start from LKR 190,000 and Economy Class fares start from LKR 54,000.

Flight Number Frequency Departure Airport Departure Time Arrival Airport Arrival Time
FZ  557 Wednesday DXB 18:50 CMB 00:50
FZ  558 Thursday CMB 01:50 DXB 05:15
FZ  557 Monday DXB 18:55 CMB 01:10
FZ  558 Tuesday CMB 02:10 DXB 05:35

Passengers are required to make sure that they are up to date with the regulations from the IATA Travel Centre for their whole journey and to follow the guidance issued by the authorities.

Flights can be booked from flydubai’s website (, the official flydubai App, the Contact Centre in Dubai on (+971) 600 54 44 45, the flydubai travel shops or through our travel partners.

About flydubai

From its home in Dubai, flydubai has created a network of more than 90 destinations and over the next decade the airline will see its fleet grow by up to 237 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 that represent the scale of the ambition planned for the airline:

  • An expanding network: Created a network of more than 90 destinations in 48 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 up more than 65 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 more than 50 Boeing 737 aircraft.
  • Record-breaking orders: Placed the largest single-aisle aircraft orders in the region at the 2013 and 2017 editions of the Dubai Airshow.
  • Enhancing connectivity: Carried more than 75 million passengers since it began operations in 2009.

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Source: flydubai