FlyDubai launches route to expand UAE-Russia links
FlyDubai will expand its network into the foothills of the Ural Mountains on October 16, when the airline begins flights to the Russian city of Yekaterinburg.
The service will operate twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays from October 16, with flight FZ901 departing Dubai at 0900hrs and arriving in Russia at 1615hrs local time. Return flight FZ902 will depart Yekaterinburg at 1715hrs and arrive in Dubai at 2030hrs.
“Staying true to FlyDubai’s promise to offer new and interesting destinations, Yekaterinburg has much to attract both business and leisure travelers. Trade between Russia and the UAE has grown considerably in recent years and the addition of a direct air link with the commercially important city of Yekaterinburg will help strengthen the relationship between the two countries,” said Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO of FlyDubai.
“Yekaterinburg has a special place in Russian history but is also very forward looking. Visitors to the city will be sure to experience a taste of the rich culture of this fascinating country, both past and present,” he added.
Yekaterinburg, formerly known as Sverdlovsk, is located to the east of the Ural Mountains and is the administrative centre of the Sverdlovsk Oblast region.
Flights from Dubai start at AED 1150, with flights from Yekaterinburg from USD 400. Flights can be purchased on flydubai’s website (flydubai.com), through the call centre and with travel partners.