Budget carrier flydubai launches service to Samarkand
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Budget carrier flydubai launches service to Samarkand

Budget carrier flydubai launches service to Samarkand

With the launch of operations to Samarkand, flydubai’s network has expanded to 102 destinations globally

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flydubai launches service to Samarkand; Registan square Samarkend, Uzbekistan

Budget carrier flydubai has announced it will start flying to Samarkand, Uzbekistan, from 20 September with a twice-weekly service.

With the addition of flights to Samarkand, flydubai’s operations in the market will expand to two points including the capital, Tashkent.

Flights to Samarkand International Airport will operate from Terminal 3 at Dubai International on Tuesdays and Fridays.

With the launch of operations to Samarkand, flydubai grows its network to 102 destinations served by a fleet of 65 Boeing 737 aircraft.

The airline operates flights to six destinations in Central Asia, including Almaty and Nur-Sultan in Kazakhstan, Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan, Dushanbe in Tajikistan as well as Samarkand and Tashkent in Uzbekistan.

Hamad Obaidalla, CCO at flydubai, said: “We started our operations to Uzbekistan in 2019 and we were pleased to see the market grow as the demand for travel returned. With a combined frequency of eight flights a week to Samarkand and Tashkent, we look forward to further supporting the trade and cultural links with the UAE and encouraging more people to visit this beautiful country steeped in history and tradition.”

Jeyhun Efendi, SVP of Commercial Operations and E-commerce at flydubai, said: “Central Asia is an important and growing market for flydubai. The new service will provide our customers from Samarkand and the adjacent areas with an easier and more efficient way to travel to the UAE and beyond. We will start with a twice-weekly service from September and we are excited to see the market grow even further in the future.”

In other news, flydubai has cancelled flights to Sri Lanka till the end of August due to the ongoing crisis in the country.

According to a statement by the airline, “flydubai flights between Dubai and Colombo Airport have been suspended from July 10 till the end of August and until further notice. We will continue to closely monitor the situation on the ground in Sri Lanka. The passengers who had booked their tickets will be refunded their money.”

Read: flydubai suspends flights to Sri Lanka till end of August

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