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Flydubai to resume Somalia flights

Route’s restart brings number of destinations the carrier serves in Africa to 12 across nine countries

Dubai carrier Flydubai will resume its thrice-weekly service to Somalia’s Hargeisa Egal International Airport (HGA) from Dubai International (DXB) from 10 August.

Flights from DXB’s Terminal 2 to HGA will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

The revived route will bring the number of destinations Flydubai operates to in Africa to 12 across nine countries. The carrier launched services to Egyptian destinations Sohag and Sharm El Sheikh this summer. Flydubai also operates to Djibouti, Alexandria, Asmara, Addis Ababa, Juba, Khartoum, Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar and Entebbe.

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Commenting on the relaunch of the Somalian route, Flydubai chief executive officer Ghaith Al Ghaith said: “We are pleased to restart our operations to Hargeisa which will provide the Somali diaspora with a convenient option to visit their families and friends in their home country.

“With the codeshare agreement with Emirates and the interline agreements we have in place, more than 200 destinations can now be reached through Dubai’s aviation hub.”

The carrier has been scaling up its operations throughout the year with launches and route resumptions. Flydubai recently launched flights to Salzburg; there are plans to relaunch its operations to Uganda in the coming weeks; and its Naples service will resume on 31 July.

For bookings and more information, visit www.flydubai.com

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