DUBAI: Dubai-based airline flydubai has announced plans to boost its services to Saudi Arabia with 12 new flights per week.
An additional daily flight to Riyadh Airport (RUH) and five flights a week to Hofuf Airport (HOF) will start from March 16.
Commenting on the increase of flights to Saudi Arabia, Hamad Obaidalla, Chief Commercial Officer at flydubai, said: “Saudi Arabia remains an important market for flydubai and we are delighted to be able to increase our services to the kingdom as trade and tourism between the UAE and Saudi Arabia continues to grow.”
Flydubai will now operate to 11 points in Saudi Arabia from its hub in Dubai. In addition to Hofuf, flydubai operates to Abha, Dammam, Hail, Jeddah, Jizan, Medina, Qassim, Riyadh, Tabuk and Taif providing passengers with the opportunity to connect onwards to Asia, Europe, India and Russia.
“We would like to thank the authorities in Saudi Arabia for their cooperation in supporting flydubai and providing the necessary facilities and services needed for the success of our flights. With these additional flights our commitment to serve our passengers in the kingdom will enable passengers to travel to numerous destinations,” added Obaidalla.
Flydubai has recently announced the launch of flights to Tashkent in Uzbekistan from March 2019 along with flights to Naples in Italy and Budapest, the Hungarian capital, from June 2019. It also recently launched flights to Kozhikode, India. The airline’s network of destinations has now grown to more than 90 destinations in 47 countries around the world served by a fleet of modern Boeing 737 aircraft.