Dubai-based no frills airline flydubai has announced its plans to launch direct flights to Mumbai from 28 October, 2014. This will bring the total number of Indian cities served by the carrier to seven.
Dubai-based low cost carrier, flydubai will be operating direct flights to India’s financial capital, Mumbai from October 28, 2014. Once the flight operations are underway, the total number of destinations that will be served by the airline will be seven in India.
In June, the airline escalated its frequency of flights for the Indian network. It started flights to Delhi, Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram.
The new flights are a result of the comprehensive bilateral agreements that were signed between India and Dubai.
Dubai-Mumbai flights will be operated five times a week. The carrier will also be increasing the frequency of its flights to Delhi to five weekly, offering more choices for travellers who seek cheap air tickets on the route.
The budget carrier also operates for Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Lucknow, providing a wide flexibility of choices for fliers keen on booking travel tickets for Indian cities.
Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer at flydubai, expressed his pleasure at the development and said, “India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have enjoyed close historic relations and have been dynamic trade partners.
“We are excited to contribute further to additional growth in the travel and trade segments with the launch of our flights to Mumbai.”
Sudhir Sreedharan, SVP Commercial (GCC, Subcontinent, Africa) for flydubai, said: “We are pleased to see progress being made this year towards strengthening the trade, travel and tourism links between Dubai and India by adding additional seat capacity between these markets.
He also emphasised on the availability of tickets for business class seats on India bound flights.
“Our recently launched business class is now available on all our new routes to India: Delhi, Kochi, Mumbai and Trivandrum,” he said.
With the addition of Mumbai, the Dubai-based airline will be running 1,100 flights per week to 76 destinations across 37 countries with a fleet of 38 planes.