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flydubai adds Sohag to its growing network

The Dubai-based carrier to operate a three-times weekly service to Sohag from 25 July growing its network in Egypt to three points including Alexandria and Sharm El Sheikh

aerobd.news : flydubai, the Dubai-based airline, announced today the start of its three-times weekly service to Sohag International Airport (HMB) from 25 July. The flights to and from Sohag will operate via a short stop in Sharm El Sheikh. This will bring the number of points flydubai operates to in Egypt to three including Alexandria Borg El Arab International Airport (HBE) and Sharm El Sheikh International Airport (SSH).

Hamad Obaidalla, Chief Commercial Officer at flydubai, said: “Egypt is a very important market for flydubai and has a very special place in our journey. Alexandria was among the first routes we operated to in 2009. We are very pleased to see our presence in Egypt grow and we would like to thank the authorities for their ongoing support. flydubai is committed to supporting the tourism and trade links between our two countries. We look forward to the start of operations to Sohag which is going to be very popular among our passengers from the UAE and the region.”

Sohag is one the important governorates of Upper Egypt with a capital city that holds the same name. The city and the government of Sohag have a long history in ancient Egypt and is home to a number of monuments, monasteries and museums.

Commenting on the announcement, Sudhir Sreedharan, Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations (UAE, GCC, Africa and the Indian Subcontinent) at flydubai, said: “with demand for travel returning we are focused on enabling our passengers to travel with ease to more places around the flydubai network. Sohag is another exciting destination for our passengers to visit whether to go back home to see friends and family or to explore the many historic attractions in the city.”

With the launch of operations to Ankara in Turkey, Budapest in Hungary, Ljubljana in Slovenia, Salzburg in Austria, Tirana in Albania and Warsaw in Poland flydubai has grown its network to more than 95 destinations. This growth was also supported by the launch of the carrier’s summer routes to Bodrum and Trabzon in Turkey, Batumi in Georgia, Mykonos and Santorini in Greece as well as Tivat in Montenegro.

Flight details
Flights from Terminal 2, Dubai International (DXB) to Sohag International Airport (HMB) will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 25 July 2021. Flights to and from HMB will operate via a short stop in Sharm El Sheikh International Airport (SSH).

Return Business Class fares from DXB to HMB start from AED 2,900 and return Economy Class fares start from AED 1,500.

Flights are available to book on flydubai.com, the official flydubai App, the Call Centre in Dubai on (+971) 600 54 44 45, the flydubai travel shops or through our travel partners. In addition, passengers have the option to choose full packages from holidays by flydubai.

For the full timetable and fares, please visit: https://www.flydubai.com/en/plan/timetable

Passengers are required to make sure that they are up to date with the regulations from the IATA Travel Centre the IATA destination tracker for their whole journey, and follow the guidance issued by the authorities and the airline. Passengers can also visit the COVID-19 information hub on flydubai.com for more information.

About flydubai
From its home in Dubai, flydubai has created a network of more than 95 destinations served by a fleet of 50 aircraft. Since commencing operations in June 2009, flydubai has been committed to removing barriers to travel, creating free flows of trade and tourism and enhancing connectivity between different cultures across its ever-expanding network.

flydubai has marked its journey with a number of milestones :

An expanding network : Created a network of more than 95 destinations in 48 countries across Africa, Central Asia, the Caucasus, Central and South-East Europe, the GCC and the Middle East, and the Indian Subcontinent.

Serving underserved markets : Opened more than 70 new routes that did not previously have direct air links to Dubai or were not served by a UAE national carrier from Dubai.

An efficient single fleet-type : Operates a single fleet-type of 50 Boeing 737 aircraft and includes: 36 Next-Generation Boeing 737-800, 13 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 3 Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft.

Enhancing connectivity : Carried more than 75 million passengers since it began operations in 2009.

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