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UAE’s Flydubai set to launch flights to Juba

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

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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)

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  • 20 February 2013 02:46, by Jay

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

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    • 20 February 2013 05:49, by kamal

      Welcome to south Sudan

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    • 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

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    • 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

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  • 20 February 2013 02:53, by dinkdong

    That is awesome

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    • 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.

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  • 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

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    • 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

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  • 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

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