Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 April 2022:flydubai, the Dubai-based airline, has announced today that it is expecting a record number of passengers to travel during the Eid Al Fitr break. The carrier has seen an increase in demand for flights to its popular destinations which includes Baku, Colombo, Istanbul and Maldives as well as some of its more recently launched destinations such as Ljubljana, Salzburg and Tirana.
Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer at flydubai, said: we are pleased to continue our growth in 2022 capitalising on the tremendous results we reported last year after a very challenging two years. We are well placed to accommodate the surge in demand as more people get ready to travel again over the busy Eid break and the summer months.
The carrier has increased capacity on some of its popular routes for the upcoming break like Baku, Tbilisi, Maldives and Sarajevo to accommodate the increase in demand over the busy Eid travel period. More than 2,200 flights are scheduled to operate between 30 April and 08 May, a significant increase from the carriers regular scheduled operations. The anticipated seat factor on flights to routes such as Almaty, Budapest, Colombo, Kathmandu, Naples and Yerevan is between 80+% and full capacity over the next two weekends.
The carrier has seen an increase in bookings for special Holidays by flydubai packages over the period, with passengers choosing bundled hotel stays and excursions to suit their preferences whether travelling in Business or Economy.
Passengers travelling during this time are advised to check-in online, arrive at the airport three hours before the departure time of their flight and have all the relevant documents for travel.
Passengers are required to make sure that they are up to date with the regulations from theIATA Travel Centreand theIATA destination trackerfor their whole journey, and follow the guidance issued by the authorities and the airline. They can also visit theCOVID-19 information hubon flydubai.com for more information.
From its home in Dubai, flydubai has created a network of more than 95 destinations served by a fleet of 63 aircraft. Since commencing operations in June 2009, flydubai has been committed to removing barriers to travel, creating free flows of trade and tourism and enhancing connectivity between different cultures across its ever-expanding network.
flydubai has marked its journey with a number of milestones:
An expanding network:Created a network of more than 95 destinations in 50 countries across Africa, Central Asia, the Caucasus, Central and South-East Europe, the GCC and the Middle East, and the Indian Subcontinent.
Serving underserved markets:Opened more than 70 new routes that did not previously have direct air links to Dubai or were not served by a UAE national carrier from Dubai.
An efficient single fleet-type:Operates a single fleet-type of 63 Boeing 737 aircraftand includes: 34 Next-Generation Boeing 737-800, 26 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 3 Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft.
Enhancing connectivity:Carried more than 80 million passengers since it began operations in 2009.
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