DUBAI: Dubai-based low-cost airline flydubai is set to restart its operations to Taif in Saudi Arabia, from April 15 onwards with a daily service. With this, the number of destinations served by the carrier in the kingdom has risen to seven.
Taif is located less than 100 km east of Makkah in a valley on the eastern side of the Hejaz mountains. The millennia-old city is a favorite summer destination for those looking for the pleasant weather offered by the altitude.
Due to its cooler climate and fertile land, the region earned its title of “Garden of the Hejaz”. Known as the City of Roses, more than 900 rose farms produce over 300 million flowers every spring.
Announcing the Taif flights, CEO Ghaith Al Ghaith said: “We are pleased to see the flydubai network grow to offer more than 95 unique destinations. The expansion has been supported by our growing fleet as we continue to take delivery of more aircraft over the next few months.”
“We look forward to welcoming passengers back on our flights to Taif and thank the authorities for their continuous support, he stated.
Flights from Terminal 2, Dubai International (DXB) to Taif International Airport (TIF) will operate daily.
Return Business Class fares from DXB to TIF are priced at AED3,100 onwards while Economy Class fares start from AED1,800. Return Business Class fares from TIF to DXB start from SR 4, 200, and Economy Class fares start from SR 1, 800.
With the resumption of daily flights to Taif, flydubai’s network in Saudi Arabia has now grown to seven destinations including AlUla, Dammam, Jeddah, Madinah, Riyadh, and Yanbu.
flydubai’s passenger experience has been redesigned to enable travel in a safe environment that minimizes crew and passenger contact and offers passengers the confidence to travel at every step of their journey, he added.