Flydubai announces special flights to India and 10 other countries

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Dubai based low-cost airline Flydubai on Friday said that it will operate special repatriation flights to 11 destinations including India, to facilitate their citizens and stranded passengers in the UAE.

This comes after UAE government eased restrictions on travel movements and announced reopening of its airports.

The UAE residents and stranded citizens of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Bulgaria, Finland, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Romania, Serbia and Ukraine can book their seats on special repatriation flights on flydubai website.

“In light of flight restrictions put in place by countries across the flydubai network, we are working around-the-clock to help you travel back home safely,” flydubai said.

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“Citizens of these countries, as well as family members of citizens of these countries, may be entitled to book a repatriation flight. Please check with the relevant embassy prior to making a booking,” the airline said on its website.

Flydubai said all flights are only for repatriation of stranded passengers and will carry citizens of the above-mentioned countries who currently reside in or are visiting the UAE.

“All flights offer one-way Economy Class fares originating in Dubai,” it said.

Flydubai has already operated some special flights to Pakistan and repatriated stranded Pakistani citizens to major cities of the country.

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The offered fare on flydubai’s special flights is inclusive of 20 kg checked baggage allowance. “Cabin baggage will be limited to laptop, handbag, briefcase, or baby items,” the airline said.

Flydubi also imposed some conditions for tickets on special repatriation service and said all flights will operate from Terminal 2 at Dubai International.

“All flights are subject to government approvals and will operate only if approvals have been obtained,” it said.

(Inputs from Khaleej Times)

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