Dubai-based airline, flydubai, will resume flights to Shymkent International airport (CIT) in Kazakhstan from February 28.

The twice-weekly service to Shymkent will mark the third destination that the carrier operates to in Kazakhstan. The other two being Almaty and the country’s capital of Astana.

The Flights will depart from  Dubai International’s Terminal 2 and Emirates will codeshare on this route.

The schedule of flights to Shymkent are below:

Flight Number Departure Airport Arrival Airport Departure Day Departure Time Arrival Time
FZ 765 DXB CIT Tuesdays 9.10pm 2.40am
FZ 765 DXB CIT Fridays 10.20pm 3.50am
FZ 766 CIT DXB Wednesdays 3.40am 5.40am
FZ 766 CIT DXB Saturdays 4.50am 6.50am

Ghaith Al Ghaith, chief executive officer at flydubai, said: “Kazakhstan has long been an important market since we first launched operations to Almaty in 2014. In 2022, we carried almost 300,000 passengers between the UAE and Kazakhstan, an increase of 145 per cent compared to 2019.”

Jeyhun Efendi, senior vice president of commercial operations and e-commerce at flydubai, added: “We are excited to see our network grow in Kazakhstan with Shymkent as our third destination which will serve a total frequency of 22 weekly flights. This frequency will increase to 26 weekly flights from February.”

Flydubai has expanded its network in the Central Asian region to ten destinations which includes Almaty, Ashgabat, Astana, Bishkek, Dushanbe, Namangan, Osh, Samarkand, Shymkent and Tashkent.

Later this month, the carrier will resume its operations to Ashgabat in Turkmenistan.