Flydubai, Dubai’s pioneering low cost airline, added to its expanding network with the start of flights to Baghdad, Iraq.
The inaugural flight FZ215 took off from Dubai Terminal 2 at 1355hrs on Tuesday, January 17, 2012, landing at Baghdad International Airport at 1545hrs. In addition to Arbil and Sulaimaniyah, the four-times weekly flight to Baghdad increases flydubai’s presence in Iraq to three cities. Flights to Najaf, flydubai’s fourth Iraqi point, will start on Sunday, January 29, 2012.
Flydubai CEO Ghaith Al-Ghaith said: “I would like to take this opportunity to extend my gratitude to the Iraqi authorities. Thanks to their strong support, flydubai now serves three major cities in Iraq, with another, Najaf, to follow later this month. Our new route will provide travelers between Baghdad and Dubai a quality, affordable option that will help to boost business and trade, and reinforce existing ties between the two countries.”