Boom in Eid Al Fitr break travel: ForwardKeys

Over 2,000 flights scheduled by flydubai for Eid break
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Boom in Eid Al Fitr break travel: ForwardKeys

Flydubai said it had scheduled over 2,200 flights between April 30 and May 8 (photo: FlyDubai)

As Ramadan 2022 came to an end, traditional travel for the Eid Al Fitr break has returned with a bang, reports data aggregator ForwardKeys, even as Dubai-based low cost carrier flydubai saw sharp increase in the number of passengers travelling at the time and ramped its capacity significantly accordingly.
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Days after report by data aggregator and research firm Forwardkeys said that the tradition to travel at the end of Ramadan was reviving after two years of Covid-19 pandemic, Dubai-based low cost airline, flydubai has witnessed the boom that ForwardKeys spoke of in its report.

The airline announced last week that it had seen an increase in demand for flights to its popular destinations which includes Baku, Colombo, Istanbul and Maldives as well as some of its more recently launched destinations such as Ljubljana, Salzburg and Tirana.

“We are pleased to continue our growth in 2022 capitalising on the tremendous results we reported last year after a very challenging two years. We are well placed to accommodate the surge in demand as more people get ready to travel again over the busy Eid break and the summer months” said Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer at flydubai.

In preparation for the number of passengers that would be rushing in, flydubai increased the capacity to cater to the rise in demand over the busy Eid travel period on some of its most popular routes like Baku, Tbilisi, Maldives and Sarajevo for the upcoming break. The carrier said that it had scheduled over 2,200 flights between April 30 and May 8, which is a significant increase from the carrier’s regular scheduled operations. The anticipated seat factor on flights to routes such as Almaty, Budapest, Colombo, Kathmandu, Naples and Yerevan is between 80 pc more and full capacity over the next two weekends.

The carrier has also seen an increase in bookings for special Holidays by flydubai packages over the period, in which passengers chose bundled hotel stays and excursions to suit their preferences whether travelling in Business or Economy.

The airline says that passengers during this time will be required to make sure that they are up to date with the regulations from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Travel Centre and the IATA destination tracker for their whole journey, and follow the guidance issued by the authorities and the airline. They can also visit the COVID-19 information hub on the carrier’s website for more information.

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