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flydubai launches 3 routes to Saudi Arabia in 6 days

Amazing, flydubai launched three routes to Saudi Arabia in just six days.

It now travels to 16 locations in Saudi Arabia.

With the addition of three new Saudi flights, flydubai now has 16 destinations in the Kingdom. It began from Dubai to Neom on March 16th, and two days later it moved on to Najran. It started from Dubai to Al Qaisumah/Hafr al Batin on March 21, the day this article was written (hereafter just Al Qaisumah). They arrived not long after Milan Bergamo and Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, had begun.

three possible routes

The table below provides a summary of the three routes’ specifics. Al Qaisumah, which is near to the borders of Kuwait and Iraq, has never been serviced by nonstop flights from Dubai. In actuality, there has never before been scheduled foreign service at the airport.

On March 21, that changed when flydubai FZ837 touched down at 12:37 after a 1h 49m trip from the UAE (see the map). Less than 3,000 passengers flew between Al Qaisumah and Dubai in 2022, according to booking data (obviously, all transited). Flydubai’s non-stop flights will increase this, but it’s critical that they also focus on the far bigger number of travelers (workers) going to and from Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan, among other nations.

Najran, what about it?

Najran is only 879 miles (1,414 km) from the Yemeni border and 1,414 kilometres from Dubai. According to OAG statistics, Flydubai started the route in January 2015 but ended it due to the war in May of that same year. The airport reopened in May 2019 after being shuttered for four years.

Although Air Arabia from Sharjah and Nesma and Nile Air from Cairo historically provided service to Najran, flydubai is the city’s sole international airline. According to booking data, Cairo was last year’s most popular foreign market for Najran by a significant margin, followed by Dhaka, Dubai (8,000), Khartoum, and Kuwait. Only Dubai has non-stops now; none had them before.

The top 10 nations for flydubai

The top 10 nations that flydubai will serve this summer, as measured by seats available, are shown below, according to the most recent OAG data. Due to its importance, approximately one in seven flights on flydubai travel to Saudi Arabia.

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