Flydubai said that, in line with the updated Notice for Pilots (issued by the General Authority of Civil Aviation), flights to flydubai will remain suspended until Thursday 4 June 2020 as part of precautionary measures and measures being implemented to counter the Covid-19 virus . The company continues to focus its efforts on supporting government efforts in return home trips K and enabling the movement of commodities across its network and beyond.
The company added in a press statement that since the travel instructions came into effect on March 24, 2020, flydubai has transported more than 1.651.929 kg of freight K that includes perishable items, medical supplies, express mail and essential goods. Flydubai operated 276 flights to 26 countries, using six Boeing 737-800s of the new generation K that were designated to operate as cargo flights.
Chief Executive Officer of Commercial Operations at flydubai, Hamad Obaidullah, said: “Air freight operations remain our focus during the next few weeks. We have worked closely with our strategic partners to enable flydubai to transport goods smoothly where they are needed most, while adhering to safety standards. Developed by Industry and WHO ».
The company added that "flydubai Cargo" is working to increase its cargo capacity by transporting goods in the cargo hold on the return flights. The company has obtained government approval to operate 90 special repatriation trips in the past few weeks.
And she continued: "More than 12,532 passengers were able to return to their homes in 19 countries on flydubai flights thanks to the efforts and cooperation of embassies and relevant government authorities."
She added that these return flights were operated to: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Croatia, Egypt, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Pakistan, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Somaliland, Sudan, Thailand, and the United Kingdom.
While flydubai will continue to operate more cargo flights only during this period, return flights will be subject to government approval and travelers should coordinate directly with their embassies for more information and also via flydubai.com.