flydubai to Launch Dubai-Mombasa Flights

flydubai to Launch Dubai-Mombasa Flights
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flydubai has announced plans to launch direct services between Dubai and Mombasa at the beginning of the new year.

This will be the carrier’s 11th destination in Africa across 10 different countries, as the airline continues to expand its footprint in the region.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

flydubai to Mombasa…


flydubai to Launch Dubai-Mombasa Flights
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flydubai will operate four flights per week between Dubai and Mombasa, Kenya from January 17, 2024. The schedule is as follows:

Flight NumberDeparture AirportArrival AirportDeparture TimeArrival Time
FZ  1289 Wednesday and SundaysDXBMBA09:2013:55
FZ  1290 Wednesday and SundaysMBADXB14:5521:25
FZ  1289 Mondays and FridaysDXBMBA16:0020:25
FZ  1290 Mondays and FridaysMBADXB21:2503:55

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Commenting on the route announcement was Ghaith Al Ghaith, the CEO of the airline:

“We remain committed to opening up underserved markets and supporting Dubai’s aviation hub.”

“Dubai has seen steady growth in investment from Africa since Expo 2020, with more than 26,000 African companies registered with Dubai Chamber.”

“Our direct flights to Mombasa from January and our growing operations in Africa will further support free flows of trade and tourism between the UAE and the East African markets.”  

“We see a lot of potential in the African markets and we look forward to growing our presence in the continent as we continue to grow our network and fleet in the coming years,”

Potential For More Weekly Flights in the Future?


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Adding to Al Ghaith’s comments was Sudhir Sreedharan, the Senior VP of Commercial Operations at the carrier, who gave enthusiasm towards increasing services out of the city in the future:

“Africa is very important for flydubai and we are always exploring opportunities to better serve the market with reliable options to travel conveniently to Dubai and further afield onto the combined flydubai and Emirates network.”

“Mombasa will be another great destination on our network for passengers from the UAE, GCC and Europe seeking pristine beaches, wildlife parks and cultural experiences.”

“We look forward to the start of our four-times weekly service to Mombasa and to increasing the frequency to the market in the future.” 

It remains clear that there is clear potential for this route for the carrier, and all eyes will be on them to see how the launch goes, and whether they will indeed increase frequencies in the future.

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