The FINANCIAL — flydubai which launched daily flights from Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow (SVO) in November 2017 is now offering passengers from Russia the opportunity to be the first passengers to enjoy a new travel experience on board the airline’s latest aircraft model its Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft.
The Dubai-based carrier unveiled its first Boeing 737 MAX 8 at the Dubai Airshow in November 2017. flydubai placed the largest single-aisle aircraft orders in the region during the 2013 and 2017 editions of the Dubai Airshow. The airline currently has up to 296 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft on order to be delivered over the next decade. With the forthcoming aircraft deliveries, the new model will become available for more passengers on more routes across the flydubai network.
With the introduction of the new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, flydubai has launched a new cabin offering which now features a flat-bed in Business Class and in addition to the extra space and privacy, passengers can sleep comfortably during their flight. Economy Class offers new RECARO seats, which are designed to optimise space and comfort so passengers can sit back, relax and enjoy their flight. flydubai also offers exceptional inflight entertainment with a full HD, 11.6-inch screen, featuring a wide selection of movies, TV shows, music and games in English, Arabic and Russian. In addition, the Boeing Sky interior with its gently-sculpted sidewalls and its smooth-flowing lines provides passengers with a more relaxing travel environment, according to flydubai.
Jeyhun Efendi, Senior Vice President Commercial (UAE, EU, ME, CIS) at flydubai, said: “We started flights to Russia in 2010 and it remains an important market for us. Our passengers travelling from Sheremetyevo are among the first on the flydubai network to discover all the features of our new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft and we are happy to share flydubai’s new travel experience.”
“Dubai is one of the key international destinations served from Sheremetyevo Airport. More than 210,000 passengers were carried on this route in 2017 and this is 26% more than in 2016. Today, Sheremetyevo is the first airport in Russia to welcome the arrival of the newest Boeing 737 MAX of flydubai. We are confident that the high level of flydubai service and the comfort of the new aircraft will make flights between Dubai and Moscow even more popular”, said First Deputy Director General for Operations of Sheremetyevo International Airport JSC Andrei Nikulin.
“We congratulate flydubai as the world’s first airline operating its newest 737 MAX on a route to Russia”, said Marty Bentrott, vice president of Sales, Middle East, Turkey, Russia, Africa and Central Asia, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “With its Boeing Sky interior and the added flydubai features, the airplane will provide its passengers with maximum comfort and an enjoyable flight experience.”
flydubai launched daily flights from Sheremetyevo in November 2017 offering direct flights to Dubai. flydubai’s current network in Russia with 11 points in 10 cities includes Kazan, Krasnodar, Makhachkala, Mineralnye Vody, Moscow (Sheremetyevo and Vnukovo), Rostov-on-Don, Samara, Ufa, Voronezh and Yekaterinburg.
With more than 100 destinations in 46 countries, flydubai offers passengers from Russia more opportunities to connect onwards to popular destinations including Colombo (Sri Lanka) and Zanzibar (Tanzania) via Dubai’s aviation hub. Emirates will codeshare on the Sheremetyevo route and as part of the Emirates flydubai partnership, passengers will have greater choice for onward travel from Dubai to hundreds of destinations across the world.
flydubai flights FZ 917/918 operate daily between Sheremetyevo International Airport, Terminal E (SVO) and Dubai International, Terminal 2 (DXB).
Business Class return fares from Sheremetyevo to Dubai start at RUB 107,147 and are inclusive of all taxes and 40kg checked baggage. Economy Class return fares start at RUB 18,230 including 7kg hand baggage.