General Travel News

flydubai sets sights on Sohag

Dubai, UAE, - flydubai, Dubai’s first low cost airline, today announced a new service between Dubai and Sohag, one of the most popular gateway cities into southern Egypt.

Flights will begin on April 6, 2011, and will operate twice a week on Wednesdays and Sundays.

This new route replaces flydubai’s current service to Assiut, and is in response to customer demand. When combined with flights to Alexandria and Luxor, Sohag further cements flydubai’s commitment to Egypt.

flydubai CEO Ghaith Al Ghaith said: “The shift of operations from Assiut to Sohag reinforces our dedication to offering convenient travel to passengers. Egypt has had a turbulent start to the year, but business and travel to and from the country continue. Egypt and the UAE have fostered strong ties over the years and the contribution of the Egyptian expat population to the UAE’s continued development is significant. We are pleased to show our commitment to the Egyptian market by announcing a new route to the country today and hope our flights to Sohag will further strengthen the cultural and economic bond between our nations.”

Otherwise known as the “Bride of the Nile”, Sohag came into prominence in 1960 when the city was renamed after the province of Sohag Girga. The city is home to Sidi Arif and El-Farshuti Mosques and is in close proximity to key touristic sites such as the White and Red Monasteries, the city of Akhmim and the temple built for goddess Repyt by Ptolemy XV Caesarion.  Sohag is also regarded as an academic and administrative hub due to the emergence of Sohag University as a reputed academic institution in Egypt.

A one-way fare to Sohag from Dubai starts from AED 420, including one piece of hand luggage weighing up to 7kg and one small laptop bag or hand bag. Checked baggage starts at AED50 for 20kgs. A seat with extra legroom costs AED100. Flights from Sohag to Dubai start at AED 540.

Meanwhile, flydubai has also begun weekly flights to the Red Sea city of Port Sudan.

Flight FZ635 leaves Dubai Terminal 2 every Monday at 0900hrs, landing in Port Sudan at 1110hrs local time. The return flight, via Khartoum, departs Port Sudan at 1210hrs and lands back in Dubai at 1905hrs local time.

Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO of flydubai, said: “The addition of flights to Port Sudan underlines our commitment to the country. There are a number of business links between the nations, as evidenced by the popularity of our Khartoum service. We hope that adding Port Sudan to our network will foster increased relations between the UAE and Sudan.”

Port Sudan is flydubai’s second destination to the east African nation – following the launch of services to the capital, Khartoum, in November 2009.

The Red Sea city was founded by the British in the early 20th century and used to transport Sudan’s agricultural exports, including cotton. More recently, it has also emerged as a hub for offshore petroleum companies, while tourists are attracted by its beaches and dive sties.

A one-way fare to Port Sudan from Dubai starts from AED385, including one piece of hand luggage weighing up to 7kg and one small laptop bag or hand bag. Checked baggage starts at AED50 for 20kgs. A seat with extra legroom costs AED100. Flights from Port Sudan to Dubai start at AED 400.

Flights between Dubai and Sohag and Dubai and Port Sudan can be purchased from flydubai’s website, its call centre (+9714 301 0800) and through travel partners.

More General Travel News
Saudi Arabian Airlines wins best stand design award at Arabian Travel Market 2022
flydubai to operate some flights from Dubai World Central during runway refurbishment project at Dubai International
South Korea Pavilion among top five at Expo 2020 Dubai
Latest Travel News
flydubai to operate some flights from Du...
South Korea Pavilion among top five at E...
Collect souvenirs from the first Emirate...
Featured Sights To See
Baalbek

Baalbek

Beirut, Lebanon

Baalbek is perhaps Lebanon’s greatest treasure.  During Greek and Roman times it was known as Heliopolis, or City of the Sun, though the area had been settled for thousands of years prior.  It was made part of the Roman Empire in 64BC as General Pompey conquered the region.  Construction of the Temple of Jupiter began shortly thereafter, and the city began to grow because of its location on import...

Souk Sharq

Souk Sharq

Kuwait, Kuwait

For all the shopping enthusiasts who visit Kuwait, Souk Sharq cannot be missed. This shopping complex has drawn tourists as well as locals to its friendly and bustling ambience for years, and caters to families and individuals and people of all ages. From a food court lined up with almost every franchise and fast food outlet, to the biggest names and brands in fashion and goods, this mall is numbe...

Parque Los Caobos

Parque Los Caobos

Caracas, Venezuela

Address: east of the Parque Central Complex One of the oldest parks in Caracas, the Parque Los Caobos is known widely for its enchanting mahogany trees from which the park derives its name. A walk through the park, on its gently winding trails lined with hedges in fresh bloom, is a relaxing way to let go of the day’s troubles and rejuvenate your mind and body for the next day. The park is us...

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

London, United Kingdom

Sometime around 1045, Edward the Confessor began building Westminster Abbey as part of a new palace.  A church had occupied the site for many years prior, but little is known about it.  Westminster Abbey was consecrated in 1065, and the next year held the coronation ceremony for both Harold, the last Anglo-Saxon king, and William the Conqueror.  The modern abbey began to take...