Home | News    Wednesday 20 February 2013

UAE’s Flydubai set to launch flights to Juba

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

February 19, 2013 (KHARTOUM) – UAE’s low-cost airline Flydubai has announced plans to offer flights to and from South Sudan’s capital, Juba.

JPEG - 19.9 kb

The Dubai-based airline will fly to Juba Airport four times a week from its base at Dubai International Airport’s Terminal 2, with services commencing on 21 April.

With the addition of Juba to its network, Flydubai has now launched 32 routes that either did not previously have direct links with the Emirates or were not already served by an UAE national carrier from Dubai.

Flights to Juba will operate on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Flight FZ611 will take-off from Dubai at 10.10am, landing in Juba at 2pm (local time), with the return flight, FZ612, departing Juba at 3pm, with a scheduled arrival time in Dubai of 9.15pm (UAE time). Tickets from Juba start from $325 one-way

Flydubai’s CEO, Ghaith Al Ghaith, said the new service would open up previously untapped markets, particularly in Africa.

“We are pleased to start operations to Juba as it enables us to further broaden our network in Africa and opens up more routes to previously underserved markets”, he said.

All fares are inclusive of 20kg checked baggage allowance, a 7kg hand baggage allowance, plus one small laptop bag or handbag and taxes.

Government-owned Flydubai was set-up in 2008, becoming the country’s first low-cost airline. It now serves more than 50 destinations across the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Europe with a fleet of 28 aircraft.

The no-frills airline carried 5.1 million passengers in 2012, posting its first ever profit in the same year. It has announced plans to boost its growth in 2013 by adding six new aircraft to its fleet.

The new Juba route comes in addition to a number of new destinations launched by the airline in the past year, including Baghdad, Bucharest, Sana’a in Yemen and Taif in Saudi Arabia.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 20 February 2013 02:46, by Jay

    Dubai knows more than anybody else that South Sudan is all business!

    repondre message

    • 20 February 2013 05:49, by kamal

      Welcome to south Sudan

      repondre message

    • 20 February 2013 15:22, by Sudani+

      This is good news.
      see how the message of peace- not war- can bring dividnets and development to both Sudan and S.S.
      Hope the SS leaders understand this

      repondre message

    • 21 February 2013 13:18, by okucu pa lotinokwan

      Good move by UAE’s Flydubai,it’s a time to see the real Arabs countries
      OKUCU PA LOTINOKWAN

      repondre message

  • 20 February 2013 02:53, by dinkdong

    That is awesome

    repondre message

    • 20 February 2013 03:20, by Michael Angelo

      Good news but watch out Southerners because arabs cannot be trusted whatsoever. We have to be careful to whoever doing business with us.

      repondre message

  • 20 February 2013 04:32, by marie

    This is a good news for South Sudanese to fly Flydubai. They have exceptional service with honest crew. Bye bye Ethiopian Airline which is looting our people especially in London. Every South Sudanese traveling on Ethipian Airline is either charged or his valuable goods stolen by the crew in London. This is your end Ethiopian airline. We have been waiting for this for a long time.Away with thieves

    repondre message

    • 20 February 2013 07:05, by Nuer Empire

      That is a good news.Low cost,but watch out Arabs for their Islamic spreads to our christian population.Don’t attempt to bring Islam in South Sudan.
      The Nuer Empire

      repondre message

  • 20 February 2013 08:34, by Son of Upper Nile

    The real Arabs are all coming to South Sudan knowing where business opportunities are, that is why fake or 2nd class Arabs like, Jalabi, master, Pif Paf & the likes don’t like to comment here

    repondre message

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


National dialogue building nation 2017-05-22 21:10:41 By Amb. Dhano Obongo Initially, I congratulate and commend H.E the President of the Republic of South Sudan, Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit, for recognising the need for a national dialogue among 64 (...)

The raging just revolution in Darfur will continue burning until victory 2017-05-22 21:04:22 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman Author Mahmoud Yusuf says that we live in a historical stage full of serious events that will affect the future of mankind on this planet, including what is related to (...)

South Sudan: How culture of revenge inhibits development and progress 2017-05-13 08:09:39 By Steve Paterno Admittedly, revenge or the act of it is inherently human in nature. The human beings since biblical times could not dissuade from the proverbial practice of an 'eye for an eye.' (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


HRW denounces "collective punishment" in South Sudan’s Wau 2017-04-15 07:06:48 Human Right Watch South Sudan: New Spate of Ethnic Killings Urgent Need for Justice; UN Should Increase Patrols in Wau (Nairobi, April 14, 2017) – Government soldiers and allied militias (...)

Statement by South Sudanese Communist Party on the National Dialoguel 2017-03-22 05:44:42 The Communist Party of South Sudan On the Initiative of the National Dialogue The initiative taken by the President of the Republic of South Sudan declaring a need for a national dialogue is an (...)

An Appeal to President of the Republic of South Sudan 2017-03-15 07:22:45 Dear. Mr. President, I write to appeal to you for the release of political detainees now in the custody of the National Security Service at Jebel and other detention facilities. In doing this, I (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2017 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.