Flydubai adds Sudan to its expanding routes
flydubai, Dubai's first low cost airline, celebrated its eighth inaugural flight in less than six months last night when the airline's first flight to Sudan touched down at Khartoum International Airport.
FZ631 left Dubai International Airport’s Terminal 2 at 1845hrs on Sunday, November 8, and arrived in the Sudanese capital at 2150hrs local time, where flydubai’s CEO, Ghaith Al Ghaith was welcomed by a Sudanese delegation to commemorate the first flydubai flight between the two cities.
Al Ghaith said Khartoum is enjoying increasing levels of investment and development and that makes the city an exciting new destination for flydubai.
“Sudan has enjoyed increased exposure in recent years because of its important involvement in the global oil industry. In addition it has growing glass, textile and printing industries which are rapidly developing and enjoying new levels of investment. There are also impressive levels of investment being ploughed into the infrastructure development of downtown Khartoum which is a sign of the city’s commitment to modernize and grow.
“We feel flydubai can play an important role in bringing visitors and potential investors to Khartoum, as well as help to ensure the undoubted opportunities that are available in Sudan are accessible to a wider range of people.”
Despite the distance from Dubai to Khartoum – 1,600 miles – flydubai is keeping fares low with prices starting from just AED 325 one way, which includes all taxes and one piece of hand baggage weighing up to 10kg, per passenger.