flydubai set to launch Istanbul flights in June
flydubai, Dubai’s low cost airline, on Sunday announced it would launch flights to Assiut in Egypt and Istanbul, Turkey to bring its total network to 15 destinations.
Priced from AED350, flights to Assiut, the largest town in upper Egypt, will be three times per week and will start on Monday May 24.
Travellers will be able to visit Istanbul, European Capital of Culture 2010, for AED450 from Thursday June 17. Flights to Istanbul will be five times per week, the airline said in a statement.
Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO of flydubai said: “The addition of these new routes is in line with our commitment to make travel to key destinations in this region more accessible and more affordable.
“These two routes are excellent examples of the type of destinations flydubai is committed to serving. Assiut currently has very few direct links to the UAE, so by offering this destination we are fulfilling our promise to make travel a little less complex, a little less stressful and a little less expensive.
“Although Istanbul is well known to many there is such a demand for short breaks to the city and to the country in general that we anticipate strong demand for our quality, low cost service.”
The largest town in southern Egypt, Assiut is known for its agriculture, especially grain and cotton. It is also home to one of the country’s largest universities.