FlyDubai relaunches services to Ashgabat in Turkmenistan

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LONDON – On the 29th of December, in Dubai, the United Arban Emirates, premium low-cost carrier Fly Dubai announced that they have resumed operations in the capital city of Turkmenistan, Ashgabat.

FlyDubai is set to become one of the leading carriers in Central Asia. The airline cheerfully announced that they will resume direct flights to Ashgabat, with twice weekly operations.

This move will see the airline grow its Central Asian operations to nine routes over 2023. 

The airline will commence the twice-weekly service on January 23 2023 and will be the only major UAE airline, if not the only airline in the Gulf region that flies to Ashgabat, with the only major international airline that flies to Ashgabat being Turkish Airlines. 

Ashgabat is a unique capital city, very clean and perfectly aligned with white marble buildings. It is located between the desert of Karakum and the mountains of Kopetdag.

Flydubai expands Its Asian Market Reach


With FlyDubai resuming its flights to the Turkmen capital, it covers a vast and expansive area of Central Asia.

Its Central Asian destinations include five countries and nine cities; Almaty, Ashgabat, Astana, Bishkek, Dushanbe, Namangan, Osh, Samarkand, and Tashkent. 

FlyDubai after launching this route will be a true regional player in the region, making Dubai a truly international hub.

Currently, there is only 1 international airline serving the Turkmen capital, which is Turkish Airlines. Whilst its national airline also flies to Dubai and a handful of international destinations in the region, FlyDubai is set to capitalise brilliantly on this route.

This is because, the Dubai-based low-cost airline has a strategic alliance with its mother airline Emirates, which makes Ashgabat even more accessible to the world thane ever before, with FlyDubai being able to offer a wider variety of global destinations, alongside the ability of Customers being able to book onto connecting flights with UAE flag carrier Emirates thanks to the two carriers joint agreement.

Ashgabat is not the only new destination that Fly Dubai will commence flying to, with the airline announcing a series of flights to Europe and Asia, including; Cagliari, Corfu, Gan, Krabi, Milan Bergamo, Pattaya and St Petersburg.

This means that the Dubai-based airline has a growing network of 116 destinations in 53 countries, offering greater connectivity for business and leisure travellers alike.

Flight details and Prices


Flights will be between Dubai International Airport (DX) Terminal 2 and Ashgabat (ASB) on a twice-a-weekly basis with flights operating on Monday and Thursday.

Part of the announcement of the new route also saw FlyDubai confirm that the flights will be operated in partnership with their codeshare airline Emirates, which will allow their customers even greater global connections and options for business and leisure travellers from the region alike.

The business Class return fare from Dubai to Ashgabat will start at around AED 7,350, with Economy Class Lite fares starting from around AED 2,430.

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