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flydubai restarts its operations to Hargeisa

The Dubai-based carrier to operate a three-times weekly service to Hargeisa in Somaliland from 10 August growing its network in Africa to 12 points in nine countries

aerobd.news : flydubai, the Dubai-based airline, announced today the start of its three-times weekly service to Hargeisa Egal International Airport (HGA) from 10 August. This will bring the number of destinations flydubai operates to in Africa to 12 points in nine countries including Sohag International Airport (HMB) and Sharm El Sheikh International Airport (SSH) which started earlier this summer.

Commenting on the relaunch of the route, Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer of flydubai, said: “we are committed to provide underserved markets with direct air links to Dubai. We are pleased to restart our operations to Hargeisa which will provide the Somali diaspora with a convenient option to visit their families and friends in their home country. With the codeshare agreement with Emirates and the interline agreements we have in place more than 200 destinations can now be reached through Dubai’s aviation hub.”

Sudhir Sreedharan, Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations (UAE, GCC, Africa and the Indian Subcontinent) at flydubai, said: “flydubai is committed to creating free flows of trade and tourism between the regions we fly to and we believe that our reliable and convenient passenger and cargo services will help to open up the trade opportunities between Hargeisa and Dubai and onward destinations.We are sure that both our Economy Class and Business Class will exceed the passengers’ expectations and we look forward to welcoming passengers from Hargeisa onboard again soon.”

flydubai will become the first carrier to operate to Hargeisa, Somaliland from Dubai. The carrier continues to open up underserved markets and expand its network in Africa. flydubai also has plans to relaunch its operations to Uganda in the coming few weeks.

flydubai currently operates to 12 points in nine countries in Northern and Eastern Africa:

Airport Code City Country
1 JIB Djibouti Djibouti
2 HBE Alexandria Egypt
3 HMB Sohag Egypt
4 SSH Sharm Egypt
5 ASM Asmara Eritrea
6 ADD Addis Ababa Ethiopia
7 HGA Hargeisa Somaliland
8 JUB Juba South Sudan
9 KRT Khartoum Sudan
10 DAR Dar-Es-Salam Tanzania
11 ZNZ Zanzibar Tanzania
12 EBB Entebbe Uganda

Flight details

Flights from Terminal 2, Dubai International (DXB) to Hargeisa Egal International Airport (HGA) will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 August 2021.

Return Business Class fares from DXB to HGA start from AED 4,700 and return Economy Class fares start from AED 1,600.

Flight Number Emirates Codeshare flight Number Departure Airport Departure Time Arrival Airport Arrival Time Flight Time
FZ 661 EK 2182 DXB 04:05 HGA 06:35 03:30
FZ 662 EK 2183 HGA 07:35 DXB 12:20 03:45

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 49 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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