Dubai-based flydubai has announced the launch of direct flights to Kozhikode in Kerala, India. The three times weekly service from Dubai International (DXB) to Kozhikode Calicut International Airport (CCJ) will start from 01 February 2019 making flydubai the only Dubai-based carrier to operate this route.
Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer, flydubai commenting on the new announcement: “we have always been proud of the strong ties between India and the UAE. We have seen a stronger flow of trade and tourism between the two countries over the past few years. In 2017, India became the first source market to top 2 million annual visitors representing an impressive 15 per cent year-on-year increase in total number of visitors to Dubai. We are grateful for the support we have received from the Indian authorities and we remain committed to serving the market. We look forward to more opportunities to strengthen the airlinks between the two countries in the future,” added Al Ghaith.
flydubai started operating to India in 2010 with the start of direct flights to Lucknow. Today, flydubai operates 30 weekly flights from eight points in India: Ahmedabad, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Mumbai and now Kozhikode.