Dubai-based flydubai has launched direct flights to Hargeisa Egal International Airport marking the launch of a direct four times weekly service to Hargeisa, Somaliland.
In a statement, Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer of flydubai, said: “The addition of Hargeisa to our network will provide the Somali diaspora with the opportunity to visit their families and friends in their home country. With the interline agreements we have in place more than 250 destinations can now offer flights to Hargeisa through Dubai’s aviation hub.”
The airline will both have Business Class and Cargo services on the new route in addition to its than 90 destinations in Africa, Middle East and Subcontinent, Eastern Europe, Russia, Caucasus and Central Asia, and 135 additional destinations worldwide due to interline agreements.
Commenting on the inaugural flight to Hargeisa, Sudhir Sreedharan, Senior Vice President, Commercial (GCC, Subcontinent, Africa) at flydubai added: “flydubai is committed to creating free flows of trade and tourism between the regions we fly to and we believe that our reliable and convenient passenger and cargo services will help to open up the trade opportunities between Hargeisa and Dubai and onward destinations.”
flydubai operates a fleet of 48 new Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft with an average age of around three years.
Hargeisa Flight Details:
flydubai will operate four flights a week between Hargeisa and Dubai starting from 09 June 2015.
FZ662 is scheduled to depart Hargeisa Egal International Airport at 07.35 hrs local time, landing in Dubai at 12.15 hrs local time. FZ661 is scheduled to depart Dubai International Terminal 2 at 04.05 hrs local time, landing in Hargeisa Egal International Airport at 06.35 hrs local time.
Round trip fares
Economy Class return fares from Hargeisa to Dubai start at USD 610 including 20kg checked baggage, while Business Class return fares will start at USD 1,100 and are inclusive of all taxes and 40kg checked baggage.
Economy Class return fares from Dubai to Hargeisa start at AED 2,250 including 20kg checked baggage, while Business Class return fares will start at AED 5,600 and are inclusive of all taxes and 40kg checked baggage.
Flights can be purchased from flydubai’s website (flydubai.com), its Contact Centre (+971 600 54 44 45) or via flydubai travel shops or through travel partners.