flydubai’s inaugural flight FZ665 has landed yesterday (25) in the capital city of Eritrea, Asmara. As it landed at Asmara International Airport, 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 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 announced this year and the airline has recently launched operations to Burundi, Rwanda, Somaliland, Tanzania and Uganda.
Sudhir Sreedharan Senior Vice President, Commercial (GCC, Subcontinent, Africa), flydubai 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 an internationally-inspired menu, a generous checked baggage allowance and fast track 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 enquires throughout their journey.
Passengers travelling in Economy Class can enjoy the inflight entertainment system equipped with more than 1,300 hours of content, including movies, games and newspapers. The Boeing Sky Interior minimises jetlag and increases overhead locker space to ensure the best possible onboard experience. Economy Class passengers have access to a variety of hot and cold meals available for purchase on board and on a pre-order basis.
Flights between Dubai and Asmara will commence as of 25 October 2015 with 4 flights a week, with flight FZ665/666 operating on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.
Round trip fares from Dubai:
Economy Class return fares to Asmara will start at AED 1,950 ($530.7) including 7kg hand baggage and 20kg checked baggage, while Business Class return fares will start at AED 4,800 ($1,306.5) and are inclusive of all taxes and 40kg checked baggage.