flydubai, the low-cost airline based at Dubai International Airport, will begin flights for the first time from the new Dubai World Central (DWC) Al Maktoum airport in October.
This move marks an important part of the transition which will ultimately see DWC become the primary airport for Dubai, and eventually the largest airport in the world.
flydubai will begin flights to the following destinations from DWC from 25 October 2015:
Interestingly, all of these destinations will continue to be served by the airline from Dubai International for the time being.
Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer of flydubai, commenting on the announcement, said: “DWC is the new frontier of aviation in the UAE. There are very few international cities that do not have more than one airport and Dubai is planning to build the world’s largest airport. The start of our new operations at DWC provides further opportunities for growth for flydubai as we take delivery of more than 100 new Boeing aircraft by 2023. We will continue to play an important role in the future of aviation in the UAE.”
In a planned approach flydubai will progressively grow its operations at DWC over the next few years. In addition, flydubai Cargo will be available offering a range of transport solutions.
Looking ahead at the opportunity the scale of the plans for DWC presents, Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO, said: “we see this as the first step to increase opportunities for travel across Dubai. With the delivery of eight new aircraft each year for the next few years and as we prepare for the first delivery of the new model Boeing 737 MAX we remain focussed on supporting travel, trade and tourism by enhancing connectivity from Dubai’s two airports.”