Dubai-based airline FlyDubai has announced that it will be launching direct daily flights to Mogadishu Aden Adde International Airport from March 9, 2023, becoming the first carrier to connect Somalia directly with Dubai and the United Arab Emirates.
This new route will double in frequency from June 1, 2023, offering passengers more convenient options for travel.
Hamad Obaidalla, Chief Commercial Officer at FlyDubai, said: “We continue to look for opportunities to grow our network in East Africa and open up underserved markets. This region has seen significant economic growth and development in recent years, our direct flights will further stimulate the economy and help create free flows of travel and trade.”
The airline currently offers travel services to 11 destinations in Africa, including Addis Ababa, Alexandria, Asmara, Dar es Salaam, Djibouti, Entebbe, Hargeisa, Khartoum, Juba, and Zanzibar.
Soalia is a country with a unique cultural heritage and a strategic location at the Horn of Africa, where the Indian Ocean meets the Gulf of Aden. Its beautiful coastlines have made it an important center for maritime trade and fishing.
FlyDubai will be operating this new route with its fleet of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, offering passengers the comfort of its Business Class cabin or a more customized experience in Economy Class.
Sudhir Sreedharan, Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations (UAE, GCC, Africa, and the Indian Subcontinent) at FlyDubai, said: “We are looking forward to doubling our frequency to Somalia from June 1, 2023, and further connecting the market to Dubai and beyond.”
With the start of these new flights, FlyDubai is expanding its network in East Africa and opening up new opportunities for trade, tourism, and business.
FlyDubai’s new service to Mogadishu will not only provide a new transportation option for people traveling between Somalia and the United Arab Emirates but will also support Somalia’s growing economy.
The direct flights will help create new opportunities for trade and tourism, while also making travel more convenient and accessible for passengers.