flydubai Names Ancient Erbil as Newest DestinationBy Flydubai, PRNE
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
ERBIL, Iraq, July 1, 2010 - flydubai, Dubai's first low cost airline, has announced
flights to destination number 22, Erbil in Iraq.
Flights to Dubai from Iraq's third largest city and capital of
the Kurdish region of Northern Iraq, will start on Friday, July 16. A one-way
fare is priced at US$315.
flydubai's CEO, Ghaith Al Ghaith, said: "Erbil is reinventing
itself and undergoing an economic boom with new hotels, leisure and
healthcare facilities, commercial towers and trade centres. The city's rapid
development has been compared with that of Dubai and it is a beacon of
progress for the rest of the country.
"In 2009, the UAE was the top foreign investor in Iraq and
according to reports, the UAE is set to double investment in Iraqi Kurdistan
to around AED22 billion in the next three years. flydubai's new service will
not only help to strengthen the relationship between our two nations but will
also give the many Iraqi expatriates living in the UAE another affordable,
quality air travel alternative to visit friends and family back home."
More than 6,000 years of history and the region's natural
beauty has made it a regional retreat for centuries. With the advent of a
more stable period in the country's history and increasing numbers of direct
flights, the city is opening its doors to a new wave of travellers and
Flights to Dubai will operate twice a week on Fridays and
Mondays. On Fridays, FZ202 will leave Erbil at 2115hrs, arriving Dubai at
0055hrs local time. FZ201 will depart from Dubai at 1830hrs, landing in Erbil
at 2030hrs local time. On Mondays, FZ202 will depart from Erbil at 1415hrs
arriving in Dubai at 1800hrs local time. FZ201 leaves Dubai at 1130hrs
landing in Erbil at 1330hrs local time.
Flights are available for purchase from the website
(www.flydubai.com) and call centre in Iraq (0750-425-5445,
0770-745-8888 or 05-33194301) from today.
flydubai, Dubai's first low cost airline, was established by
the Government of Dubai in March 2008 and began commercial flights on June
1st, 2009. flydubai aims to make travel a little less complex, a little less
stressful and a little less expensive, and thereby increase the number of
people travelling to and from the UAE.
flydubai currently has a fleet of nine brand new Boeing
737-800 NG aircraft and operates to 21 destinations: Beirut-Lebanon,
Amman-Jordan, Damascus and Aleppo-Syria, Alexandria, Luxor and Assiut-Egypt,
Djibouti, Doha-Qatar, Baku-Azerbaijan, Khartoum-Sudan, Bahrain,
Kathmandu-Nepal, Muscat-Oman, Kabul-Afghanistan, Kuwait, Lucknow-India,
Istanbul-Turkey, Latakia-Syria, Karachi-Pakistan and Colombo-Sri Lanka.
Bookings can be made on www.flydubai.com, through the
call centre (+9714-3010800) and with travel partners.
For further information, please contact:
Zahabia Motiwala or Andrew Kennedy at the flydubai press
office at Polaris PR. Telephone: (+9714)-341-5555. Zahabia Motiwala mobile:
(+971)-50-768-9440. Andrew Kennedy mobile: (+971)-50-9659104. E-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Heather Redpath, PR Manager for flydubai at mobile: (+971)-50-9508420 or
email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Nawaf Altamimi, Arabic PR Manager for
flydubai at mobile: (+971)-50-1811215 or email: email@example.com
For further information, please contact: Zahabia Motiwala or Andrew Kennedy at the flydubai press office at Polaris PR. Telephone: (+9714)-341-5555. Zahabia Motiwala mobile:
(+971)-50-768-9440. Andrew Kennedy mobile: (+971)-50-9659104. E-mail: z.motiwala at polaris-me.com or a.kennedy at polaris-me.com; Or Heather Redpath, PR Manager for flydubai at mobile: (+971)-50-9508420 or email: heather.redpath at flydubai.com or Nawaf Altamimi, Arabic PR Manager for flydubai at mobile: (+971)-50-1811215 or email: nawaf.altamimi at flydubai.com
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