Flights from Dubai’s International Airport commenced yesterday to FlyDubai’s 13th destination in the wider Eastern African region, Asmara, the capital city of Eritrea.
The flight landed yesterday at the Asmara International Airport where senior Eritrean officials including Tesfaslassie Berhane, Minister of Transportation and Communication, Askalu Menkorios, Minister of Tourism and Paulos Kahsai, Director General Civil Aviation Authority welcomed the FlyDubai delegation led by Sudhir Sreedharan, Senior Vice President, Commercial (GCC, Subcontinent, Africa) and members of the airline’s senior management team.
Ghaith Al Ghaith, FlyDubai’s Chief Executive Officer used the opportunity of the launch of the airline’s latest African destination when he said: ‘The addition of Asmara to our network reflects our commitment to enhancing air connectivity to Dubai which includes 67 points that did not previously have direct air links to Dubai or were underserved. The Eritrean capital becomes our 13th destination in East Africa’.
Asmara is the 18th destination FlyDubai launched this year and the airline now flies via Uganda’s Entebbe International Airport to Burundi and Rwanda, to Somaliland and to three locations in Tanzania, Kilimanjaro International Airport, Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar.
Sudhir Sreedharan Senior Vice President, Commercial (GCC, Subcontinent, Africa), FlyDubai added his voice when he said: ‘With the addition of four flights a week to Asmara, we are providing passengers from East Africa with a direct link to Dubai. When passengers choose FlyDubai they will enjoy our convenient, reliable and affordable travel services, our onboard experience and our dedicated Business Class’.
Business Class passengers can enjoy a comfortable spacious seat, a choice of meals from a menu featuring international dishes, a generous checked baggage allowance, and fast-track processing in Dubai through immigration and security. In addition, Business Class passengers have access to business lounges across the network and a dedicated 24-hour Business Team to assist with bookings and attend to inquiries throughout their journey.
Passengers travelling in Economy Class can enjoy the in-flight entertainment system equipped with more than 1,300 hours of content, including movies, games and newspapers. Economy Class passengers have access to a variety of hot and cold meals available for purchase on board and on a pre-order basis.
Flight details: Flights between Dubai and Asmara commenced on 25 October 2015 with 4 flights a week, with flight FZ665/666 operating on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.
Fares: Economy return fares between Asmara and Dubai start from USD 450. This includes 20 kgs checked in luggage allowance. Business Class return fares start at USD 2,000 which includes all taxes and a 40 kgs checked in luggage allowance.
Happy landings in Asmara for aircraft, crew and passengers.