Flydubai, Dubai’s first low cost airline, has launched service to Chittagong, the second largest city in Bangladesh, marking its first entry into the country.
“Adding a new dimension to the flydubai network, flights to Chittagong will not only cater to the Bangladeshi workforce in the UAE, but also be instrumental in increasing trade and business between our two nations,” said Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO, flydubai.
“The picturesque city of Chittagong boasts a busy international seaport and is an important economic and commercial hub of the country. Located in the midst of green forests, the city is a popular tourist attraction which offers both hilly terrains and sandy beaches.”
“After an eventful year filled with many highlights, it is with great pleasure that we wrap up 2010 with the announcement of this new exciting destination. Bangladesh offers a wealth of historical and cultural options for travellers to explore and we are certain this new route will be immensely popular,” he added.
The airline will fly from Dubai to Chittagong beginning on 17 January, 2011 with service on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The route will operate daily starting 27 March, a statement said.