flydubai to launch Colombo service in Jun-2010
flydubai announced plans to commence four times weekly Dubai-Colombo service from 23-Jun-2010 – see Route Changes Table for more information (WAM, 26-May-2010). Colombo will be the carrier’s 21st destination.
flydubai: “We started 2010 with a determination to add new and exciting destinations to our route network. With our recent announcements of destinations as far apart as Istanbul, Lucknow, Colombo and Karachi, we have delivered on our promise to establish ourselves as an affordable, accessible airline with a professional service and a network to be proud of by the anniversary of our first flight … Sri Lanka is a great destination for us to have in our network, and once again we are complementing the existing services on the route. The more options for passengers the better and we believe our simple, low cost service will be very popular with the 300,000 Sri Lankans expats living in the UAE as well as tourists looking for an affordable tropical getaway,” Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO. Source: WAM, 26-May-2010.