Low-cost airline Flydubai has announced it will offer direct flights from Dubai, UAE to Basra, Iraq starting with effect from August 8, 2012. The airline will initially offer four round-trip flights per week on this new route.
FZ229 is scheduled to depart Dubai Terminal 2 at 8:45am, landing in Basra International Airport at 9:40am local time. The return flight FZ230 departs Basra at 10:40am,, arriving in Dubai at 1:25pm local time.
Basra will be Flyduvbai’s fifth destination in Iraq, after Baghdad, Najaf, Sulaimaniyah, and Erbil.
Return fares from Dubai to Basra start at AED 2,205 ($600) and include one piece of hand luggage weighing up to 7kg, one small laptop bag or handbag plus 20kg of checked baggage.