Flydubai boosts African departures


According to Breaking Travel News, Dubai-based flydubai will increase the frequency of flights on some of its routes in Africa for the summer schedule.

With the additional flights, flydubai will operate a total of 78 flights a week to 12 points in East and North Africa.

From 29 March, flydubai will increase its service from five flights a week to daily to Juba (South Sudan) and three flights a week instead of two to Bujumbura (Burundi).

Zanzibar (Tanzania) will be served with four flights a week instead of two, while Alexandria (Egypt) flights will increase from two to three a day from June.

In line with growing trade and tourism ties between the U.A.E. and East and North Africa, flydubai launched six routes to the region in 2014, doubling its network and becoming the third biggest carrier of its category there and the first to offer a Business Class option to Dubai from destinations like Juba.

Commencing in September 2009, Djibouti was flydubai’s first destination in Africa. The airline today has a network of 12 points in the market including Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), Entebbe (Uganda), Kigali (Rwanda), and Khartoum and Port Sudan(Sudan).