Flydubai launches new Mombasa route
Low-cost carrier Flydubai has announced that it plans to commence services between Dubai and Mombasa, Kenya, starting on January 17, 2024. The airline revealed that the service will operate four times a week, with flights scheduled for Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.
Furthermore, it was disclosed that Emirates would also have a codeshare arrangement on this route, enabling passengers to have access to additional travel options departing from Dubai, thus improving connectivity to various global destinations.
The new route will take travelers from Dubai International’s (DXB) Terminal 3 to Moi International Airport (MBA) in Mombasa. This notable addition extends Flydubai’s African network, with Mombasa becoming the 11th destination on their African route map. The network already covers 10 countries, encompassing significant cities such as Addis Ababa, Alexandria, Asmara, Dar es Salaam, and Zanzibar, among others.
Flydubai’s CEO, Ghaith Al Ghaith, expressed confidence in the potential of the African market and anticipated robust demand for this route. He emphasized that Dubai has become increasingly attractive as an investment hub for African companies, citing the registration of more than 26,000 African companies with Dubai Chamber since Expo 2020.
Al Ghaith remarked, “Our direct flights to Mombasa, set to begin in January, coupled with our expanding presence in Africa, would further strengthen trade and tourism ties between the United Arab Emirates and the East African markets.”