flydubai, the Dubai-based airline, announced today the start of its three-times weekly service to Hargeisa Egal International Airport (HGA) from 10 August. This will bring the number of destinations flydubai operates to in Africa to 12 points in nine countries including Sohag International Airport (HMB) and Sharm El Sheikh International Airport (SSH) which started earlier this summer.

Commenting on the relaunch of the route, Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer of flydubai, said: "we are committed to provide underserved markets with direct air links to Dubai. We are pleased to restart our operations to Hargeisa which will provide the Somali diaspora with a convenient option to visit their families and friends in their home country. With the codeshare agreement with Emirates and the interline agreements we have in place more than 200 destinations can now be reached through Dubai's aviation hub."

Sudhir Sreedharan, Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations (UAE, GCC, Africa and the Indian Subcontinent) at flydubai, said: "flydubai is committed to creating free flows of trade and tourism between the regions we fly to and we believe that our reliable and convenient passenger and cargo services will help to open up the trade opportunities between Hargeisa and Dubai and onward destinations. We are sure that both our Economy Class and Business Class will exceed the passengers' expectations and we look forward to welcoming passengers from Hargeisa on board again soon."

flydubai will become the first carrier to operate to Hargeisa, Somaliland from Dubai. The carrier continues to open up underserved markets and expand its network in Africa. flydubai also has plans to relaunch its operations to Uganda in the coming few weeks.

flydubai currently operates to 12 points in nine countries in Northern and Eastern Africa:

Airport Code

City

Country

1

JIB

Djibouti

Djibouti

2

HBE

Alexandria

Egypt

3

HMB

Sohag

Egypt

4

SSH

Sharm

Egypt

5

ASM

Asmara

Eritrea

6

ADD

Addis Ababa

Ethiopia

7

HGA

Hargeisa

Somaliland

8

JUB

Juba

South Sudan

9

KRT

Khartoum

Sudan

10

DAR

Dar-Es-Salam

Tanzania

11

ZNZ

Zanzibar

Tanzania

12

EBB

Entebbe

Uganda

Flight details

Flights from Terminal 2, Dubai International (DXB) to Hargeisa Egal International Airport (HGA) will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 August 2021.

Return Business Class fares from DXB to HGA start from AED 4,700 and return Economy Class fares start from AED 1,600.

Flight Number

Emirates Codeshare flight Number

Departure Airport

Departure Time

Arrival Airport

Arrival Time

Flight Time

FZ 661

EK 2182

DXB

04:05

HGA

06:35

03:30

FZ 662

EK 2183

HGA

07:35

DXB

12:20

03:45


Flights are available to book on flydubai.com, the official flydubai App, the Call Centre in Dubai on (+971) 600 54 44 45, the flydubai travel shops or through our travel partners. In addition, passengers have the option to choose full packages from holidays by flydubai.

Source: flydubai