Flydubai set to start
Dammam flights

DUBAI - Flydubai, the fastest growing start-up airline in the world, added to its expanding network this week with the announcement of new flights to Dammam, Saudi Arabia. With the new route, its 41st, flydubai enters the Eastern Province, the most important oil producing region in the world and of substantial commercial and economic significance to international trade.

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Published: Tue 21 Jun 2011, 11:41 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 4:51 AM

Commencing on July 17, flights will operate on a daily basis between Dubai’s Terminal 2 and Dammam’s King Fahd International Airport. flydubai now links the UAE to six major commercial, tourist industrial and political hubs in the Kingdom - Riyadh, Jeddah, Gassim, Yanbu, Abha and Dammam. Flydubai CEO, Ghaith Al Ghaith, said: “I would like to take this opportunity to extend my gratitude to the Saudi authorities. Thanks to their strong support, the UAE is now connected to six key cities in the Kingdom. Dubai and Dammam are two cities linked not just by language and culture but by growing economic ambitions. Our new route will not only provide travellers between cities with a quality and affordable option, but will also foster greater co-operation in the realm of business and trade, reinforcing existing ties.”

The new route links Dubai to the Eastern Province, which welcomed an estimated six million visitors in 2009. The third largest city in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, it is also the headquarters of Saudi Aramco, the national oil company, and is responsible for almost 75 per cent of the Kingdom’s oil-based economy.

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