MIAMI – The Dubai-based airline flydubai (FZ) has announced the launch of yet more routes to over 80 destinations for its network.

With the addition of new services to Moscow Zhukovski International Airport (ZIA) on May 12, Novosibirsk Tolmachevo International Airport (OVB) on May 28, and Perm International Airport (PEE) on June 2, the carrier will expand its network in Russia to 11 points, while resuming operations to four more points in the market in May.

The airline has also announced that flights to Bandar Abbas International Airport (BND) will be resumed on 12 May, and that its operations in Iran have been increased to five points including Larr (LRR), Shiraz (SYZ) and Tehran as of 13 May. (IKA).

Recently, Flydubai revealed that seasonal aircraft will operate in Turkey to Bodrum (BJV), and Trabzon (TZX), as well as in Georgia to Batumi (BUS). The carrier is scheduled to resume its seasonal operations on 25 June in Montenegro at Tivat International Airport (TIV), which will permit passengers to travel to popular places, this summer.

flydubai A6-FMP Boeing 737-8 MAX. Photo: Brandon Farris/Airways

Comments from flydubai

“It has been 11 years since flydubai’s first flight to Russia,” said Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer of flydubai, in response to the announcement.

“During this period, we have expanded our network in Russia which provides air connections directly from those key Russian cities to the UAE. We made Dubai much more accessible and improved its connectivity from Dubai’s international aviation hub to more than 155 destinations. Today we are happy to see our activities start again, as our trade and travel between the countries continue to be supported.”

“Flydubai provides easy, comfortable, and secure services to its passengers whether they travel in Business Class or Economy Class,” said Jeyhun Efendi, Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations and E-commerce at flydubai.

“We understand that since the pandemic, our customers have not been able to fly as much as they would have liked. With the opening of these new points in Russia and the resumption of flights to a variety of destinations on our network, more passengers would be able to fly this summer, with the anticipation that countries would relax travel restrictions in response to the network’s increasing vaccination efforts,” he added.

The passenger experience at flydubai has been revamped to enable passengers to travel in a secure atmosphere with minimal crew-to-passenger interaction and complete trust in their journey. To give passengers more peace of mind while traveling, the airline recently launched an expanded multi-risk travel insurance plan that provides COVID-19 coverage.

Featured image: Flydubai A6-FMN Boeing 737-8 MAX. Brad Tisdel/Airways