Flydubai has announced services to two new routes, Sulaimaniyah in Iraq and Yerevan in Armenia, taking Dubai’s first low cost airline’s network to 26 destinations.
“Our two new destinations are both to incredibly important markets for flydubai. Sulaimaniyah is our second route in Iraqi Kurdistan, following on from the start of flights to Erbil in August,” stated flydubai CEO, Ghaith Al Ghaith.
“The service to the Armenian capital Yerevan is a totally new market for us, but similarly, a very important one. As a city Yerevan has a long history, being inhabited from the 8th century BC, meaning there is thousands of years of history to be explored and discovered, while the modern city has much to offer too.”
Sulaimaniyah is a major city in the northern Kurdistan region of Iraq. A much younger city than some of its neighbours, with history stretching back to the 18th century, Sulaimaniyah has grown to be a large city, with around 800,000 inhabitants.
The city is surrounded by three mountain ranges and several hills, and has what are often regarded as some of the most fertile agricultural lands in the region. Agriculture plays a big part of the city’s economy, as well as a vibrant tourism industry.
Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, is an ancient city that is considered one of the world’s oldest inhabited cities. Situated in the Ararat Valley, the city is picturesque with Mount Ararat providing a stunning backdrop. The city is divided by the Hrazdan River, with the river gorge offering a spectacular feature to the capital.
The service to Sulaimaniyah begins on November 24, flying twice a week to the Iraqi city. Flights to Yerevan start on November 21 with the service operating three times a week. flydubai operates from Terminal 2 on the north side of Dubai International Airport.