flydubai steps up services to Africa

flydubai steps up services to Africa

Dubai-based flydubai has added a new service to Entebbe and Bujumbura.

With the launch of daily direct flights to Entebbe, two onward flights a week to Kigali and three onward flights a week to Bujumbura, coupled with the recent announcement of three new routes in Tanzania, flydubai has doubled its presence in Africa to 12 destinations.

In addition, the airline offers Business Class and cargo services on each of these new routes.

Commenting on the launch of the Entebbe route, flydubai chief operating officer Hamad Obaidalla said: “We are delighted to be flying to Entebbe, one of Africa’s leading commercial centres.

“With daily flights offering the choice of economy and business class, we will facilitate the flow of tourism and business between Uganda and the UAE.”


flydubai becomes the first national carrier from the UAE to fly to Rwanda and Burundi, underlining its commitment to opening up underserved markets.

Its first flight to Kigali, Rwanda was on September 27th.

Obaidalla said: “We believe the rich biodiversity of Burundi will attract tourists from around our network and that the more than 80 destinations we operate to offer a great opportunity for this country to strengthen its trade ties.”

flydubai offers reliable and affordable travel to 83 destinations across 42 countries. From Entebbe, Bujumbura or Kigali, passengers can book convenient connections through Dubai to India, the Gulf countries and various points in Russia, among other destinations.

With the airline’s strategic base at Dubai International Airport, passengers can also benefit from flydubai’s interline agreements with other carriers, providing opportunities for onward travel to more than 200 destinations.