Dubai: Flydubai, Dubai’s innovative low-cost airline, is introducing two additional flights to Sana’a, the capital of Yemen, from October 28, 2012.
Increasing the current four-times weekly service to six, the two extra flights will operate on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Flight FZ095 will depart Dubai Terminal 2 at 2100hrs, landing at El Rahaba Airport (Sana’a International) at 2250hrs local time. The return flight, FZ096, leaves at 2335hrs, arriving in Dubai at 0310hrs the following day.
Sana’a is one of flydubai’s most recently established routes having joined its network in April this year — the carrier’s fifth launch in 2012. The additional flights are in direct response to strong passenger demand and will further boost trade and tourism between the two countries. “We are delighted to add more flights to further strengthen our operations to Sana’a and we are deeply grateful to the Yemeni authorities for their ongoing support. flydubai’s low-cost direct connection will continue to provide travellers with an easy link to Sana’a, in turn driving tourism and investment to this historically-rich and culturally-vibrant city.
According to the Dubai Chamber of Commerce, the total volume of trade between Yemen and UAE reached $687 million in 2011. The launch of flydubai’s cargo services to Sana’a, which took place earlier this year in parallel to its commercial passenger flights, is set to play an important role in growing this multi-billion dollar trade relationship.
Flights to Sana’a will operate six times a week from ctober 28, 2012: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays: FZ095 is scheduled to depart Dubai Terminal 2 at 2100hrs, landing at El Rahaba Airport (Sana’a International) at 2250hrs local time. The return flight, FZ096, leaves at 2335hrs, arriving in Dubai at 0310hrs the following day. On Wednesdays and Fridays the flight FZ091 is scheduled to depart Dubai Terminal 2 at 1605hrs, landing at Sana’a at 1755hrs local time. The return flight, FZ092, departs at 1840hrs, arriving in Dubai at 2215hrs local time.
One-way fares from Dubai to Sana’a start at Dh677 ($184) and are inclusive of taxes, 20kg checked baggage plus one piece of hand luggage weighing up to 7kg and one small laptop bag or hand bag. A seat with extra legroom costs Dh100 ($28) extra. Return fares from Dubai to Sana’a start at Gh1,180 ($322), while return fares from Sana’a to Dubai start at $357 (Dh1310).