Low-cost carrier flydubai will launch on October 18 first direct service between Dubai and Doha and one-way fare will begin from QR200 (Dh200). This is the first intra-GCC service being introduced by the airline.
One-way fares to Doha from Dubai will cost from Dh200 onwards and will include all taxes. One-piece hand baggage weighing up to 10kg will be allowed free.
flydubai will provide twice daily flights and both flights will target peak travel times on one of the busiest routes in the GCC. FZ001 will leave Dubai at 7.30 am, with the evening flight FZ007 leaving at 8.20pm.
The flight time to Doha will be one hour. Return flights FZ002 and FZ008 will leave Doha at 8.30am and 9.20pm respectively, arriving in Dubai at 10.30am and 11.20pm local time.
“I am delighted to announce another first for flydubai today – the first direct flight between Dubai and Qatar to be operated by a low-cost airline. As a low-cost airline we will complement other carriers on this route because we will provide a different type of service targeting a different type of customer,” said Ghaith Al Ghaith, flydubai’s CEO.
“Both Dubai and Doha are vibrant and busy cities that have also been recognised by the World Economic Forum as the Arab world’s most competitive economies. As business and leisure centres we have a lot in common and we believe there is enormous potential to grow the market for air travel capacity between Qatar and the UAE.
flydubai’s new service is intended to benefit the economies of both the UAE and Qatar and help to increase passenger numbers overall by making air travel more accessible and affordable to a wider group of people,” said Al Ghaith.
flydubai was established by the government of Dubai in March 2008 “in order to provide quality service at a reasonable price and thereby make safe, efficient and comfortable flights available to many more people in this region.”
flydubai now flies to seven destinations, which include Beirut, Lebanon; Amman, Jordan; Damascus and Aleppo, Syria; Alexandria, Egypt; and Djibout.
Checked baggage at the airport is also strictly subject to availability and passengers are advised to book online early to secure the space, as only pre-purchased baggage can be guaranteed.
flydubai operates at Terminal 2 on the north side of the Dubai International Airport . Tickets for flydubai are available for purchase from the website www.flydubaicom or at the airline’s call centre.
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