flydubai celebrates its 10 years of the launch of first flight to Ukraine

Published on : Monday, September 20, 2021

Dubai-based flydubai is celebrating ten years since its first commercial flight to Ukraine in 2011 and it continues to be an important part of the flydubai network. flydubai currently operates daily flights to Kyiv Boryspil International Airport (KBP) and up to three flights a week to Odesa (ODS), its second location in Ukraine where it has been operating since 2013.

Commenting on the occasion, Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer of flydubai, said: “It’s a wonderful moment when we get to celebrate milestones across our network and it’s a great reflection on how we have grown as an airline. flydubai’s goal has always been to open new markets and make travel more accessible, and I believe that our longevity in the Ukrainian market reflects this achievement. We look forward to welcoming more passengers from Ukraine on our flights as they connect to Dubai and beyond.”

More than 1.5 million passengers have flown between Ukraine and the UAE since 2011. The majority of passengers travelling from Ukraine visit Dubai and other popular destinations for travel include Colombo, Malé and Zanzibar. Ukrainian citizens can benefit from a Visa-on-Arrival when visiting the UAE, which is now home to more than 15,000 Ukrainian residents.

Jeyhun Efendi, Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations and E-commerce at flydubai, said: “Ukraine has played an important role in our history. Our first commercial flight with our Business Class service operated to Kyiv, and it was the first destination we flew to from since the lifting of flight restrictions last year. Ukraine is a great reflection of the benefits that flydubai can bring to a destination with convenient, direct flights. I would like to thank all of our passengers from Ukraine for being part of our journey.”

Passengers travelling from Ukraine will have to opportunity to experience flydubai’s Boeing 737 MAX aircraft and can enjoy more comfort and an enhanced travel experience. The new cabin offering features a flatbed in Business Class and in addition to the extra space and privacy, passengers can sleep comfortably during their flight. Economy Class offers new RECARO seats, which are designed to optimise space and comfort so passengers can sit back, relax and enjoy their flight.

flydubai’s Boeing 737 MAX aircraft also features exceptional inflight entertainment with a full HD, 11.6-inch screen, with a wide selection of movies, TV shows, music and games in English, Arabic and Russian. Passengers can enjoy complimentary seatback inflight entertainment in Business Class or purchase inflight entertainment packages from as little as AED 15 when travelling in Economy Class.

flydubai continues to roll-out WiFi across its fleet enabling passengers to stay connected during their flight and can browse the web, send emails, use social networks and get the latest news.

Passengers booking a flydubai flight to Dubai will enjoy a complimentary 1-Day Ticket to visit Expo 2020 Dubai, taking place from 01 October 2021 to 31 March 2022. The initiative is valid for all bookings made from 01 September for travel during the event dates.

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