Flydubai adds Sharm El Sheikh to its network

The low-cost airline will operate three weekly flights to the Egyptian city starting June 15

A picture taken on February 24, 2019, shows the Savoy resort in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. (Photo by Khaled DESOUKI / AFP)
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Flydubai, the budget UAE airline, announced the launch of flights to Sharm El Sheikh.

The low-cost airline will operate three weekly flights to Sharm El Sheikh International Airport from June 15, making it the second destination for the airline in Egypt after Alexandria Borg El Arab International Airport.

This comes after flydubai's launch of new seasonal summer routes to six popular holiday destinations including Bodrum and Trabzon in Turkey, Batumi in Georgia, Mykonos and Santorini in Greece and Tivat in Montenegro.

"As more countries gradually lift restrictions on international travel, we are excited to grow our network and give passengers more options to travel this summer. Sharm El Sheikh has been a popular holiday destination for many years and we expect to see strong demand for travel from the UAE and GCC," said Ghaith Al Ghaith, chief executive at flydubai.

Flydubai will restart its operations to Batumi and Tivat from Friday, June 25, both of which allow UAE residents to receive visa upon arrival.

Flights to Bodrum and Trabzon will start from Friday, June 4 and Thursday, June 24, respectively. Flights to Mykonos and Santorini will begin on Friday, June 18. The airline also plans to start flights to Naples in Italy and Salzburg in Austria from July onwards.

Flights to Sharm El Sheikh will be on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Return business class fares start from Dh 2,500 and return economy fares start from Dh1,300.