FLYDUBAI, Dubai’s first low cost airline, today announced a new service between Dubai and Sohag, one of the most popular gateway cities in southern Egypt.
Flights will begin on 6 April and will operate twice a week on Wednesdays and Sundays.
This new route replaces flydubai’s current service to Assiut, and is in response to customer demand, the airline said.
“When combined with flights to Alexandria and Luxor, Sohag further cements flydubai’s commitment to Egypt,” it said.
Flydubai CEO Ghaith Al Ghaith said: “The shift of operations from Assiut to Sohag reinforces our dedication to offering convenient travel to passengers. Egypt has had a turbulent start to the year, but business and travel to and from the country continue.”
A one-way fare to Sohag from Dubai starts from Dh420, including one piece of hand luggage weighing up to 7kg and one small laptop bag or hand bag. Checked baggage starts at Dh50 for 20kg. A seat with extra legroom costs Dh100. Flights from Sohag to Dubai start at Dh540.
Meanwhile, flydubai has also begun weekly flights to the Red Sea city of Port Sudan.
Flight FZ635 leaves Dubai Terminal 2 every Monday at 0900hrs, landing in Port Sudan at 1110hrs local time. The return flight, via Khartoum, departs Port Sudan at 1210hrs and lands back in Dubai at 1905hrs local time.
Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO of flydubai, said: “The addition of flights to Port Sudan underlines our commitment to the country. There are a number of business links between the nations, as evidenced by the popularity of our Khartoum service. We hope that adding Port Sudan to our network will foster increased relations between the UAE and Sudan.”
Port Sudan is flydubai’s second destination to the east African nation – following the launch of services to the capital, Khartoum, in November 2009.
A one-way fare to Port Sudan from Dubai starts from Dh385, including one piece of hand luggage weighing up to 7kg and one small laptop bag or hand bag. Checked baggage starts at D50 for 20kg. A seat with extra legroom costs Dh100. Flights from Port Sudan to Dubai start at Dh400.