(MENAFN - Arab News) Dubai's low-cost airline, flydubai, has launched its three-times weekly service to Najaf, bringing its total number of destinations in Iraq to four.
The flight marks the second new Iraqi destination for flydubai this month, following the start of flights to Baghdad recently.
Ghaith Al-Ghaith, flydubai's CEO, said: "The new service reflects our strategy to link Dubai with underserved airports, making it more convenient for inbound and outbound passengers."
Al-Ghaith added; "At a time when a number of international airlines are looking at opportunities in Iraq, flydubai is leading the way with direct flights to four cities across the country in just 18 months. I am also pleased to report that our first flight was sold out, which highlights the demand for travel to Najaf."
The new route brings flydubai's network to 48 destinations across 27 countries in the GCC, Middle East, Africa, Indian Subcontinent, Asia, CIS and the fringes of Europe.
Flights to Najaf will operate three times a week on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Flights between Dubai and Najaf can be purchased from flydubai's website, its call center and through travel partners.