Dubai-based flydubai marked its inaugural flight to Kozhikode in Kerala, India on 01 February 2019. The airline is operating flights three times a week connecting Dubai International (DXB) to Kozhikode Calicut International Airport (CCJ). With this launch, flydubai now offers 30 weekly flights to and from Dubai to eight destinations in India.
On the launch of operations, Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer at flydubai, said: “As the first Dubai-based carrier to operate direct flights from Dubai to Kozhikode, we expect this route to be very popular for travellers from the UAE to the region. Similarly, passengers from Kozhikode now have easier access to popular destinations on the flydubai network as well as the Emirates network providing easy access to more destinations when visiting family and friends.”
flydubai started operating to India in 2010 with the start of direct flights to Lucknow. With the commencement of this new route, the airline further grew its Indian network, which currently includes Ahmedabad, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi, Lucknow and Mumbai. Kozhikode, formerly known as Calicut, is a trade centre known for its spices and hand-woven cotton cloth.