Flydubai adds third Bangladesh destination
Dubai-based Flydubai's inaugural flight to Bangladeshi city Sylhet landed today and was greeted by a traditional water cannon salute.
Upon arrival, a Flydubai i delegation led by Sudhir Sreedharan, senior vice president commercial for GCC, Subcontinent and Africa, was met by H.E. Rashed Khan Menon, Minister of Civil Aviation and Tourism, along with local officials from the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism, the Civil Aviation Authority and local members of Parliament.
A traditional ceremony took place as the delegation disembarked the aircraft.
The flight marks the start of a four times weekly direct service between Dubai and Flydubai’s third destination in Bangladesh, which will increase to six flights a week from 16 May 2017. The operation to Sylhet Osmani International Airport is in partnership with Bangladesh carrier Regent Airways.
Since it began flights to Bangladesh, flydubai has carried more than 1.5 million passengers between the two countries. The new service will see flydubai provide up to 27 flights a week to Bangladesh.