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flydubai begins flights to Aleppo, Syria

14th July 2009 - 11:42 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


flydubai has added Aleppo to its list of operational destinations with its inaugural flight to Syria's second largest city.

Aleppo is flydubai's fifth destination to receive service since the airline took off at the beginining of June. It already flies to Beirut, Amman, Damascus and Alexandria.

Syria is the first country to have two flydubai routes, with Aleppo catering to passengers in the north and Damascus to those in the south. Aleppo's inclusion means flydubai now flies to the four largest cities in the Levant region.

Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO of flydubai, said the UAE and Syria were long-term friends with long-term goals. "This is a great opportunity for people in both cities to travel to each other's countries more regularly. Our aim is always to bring people together more often and to make their journeys a little less complicated, a little less stressful and a little less expensive," he noted.

The Aleppo flights are being served by flydubai's third Boeing 737-800, and operate on a daily basis to accommodate the busy summer period. From 31 August, the flights will be four times a week.

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