Flydubai postpones India services

13 Jul 2009 by Mark Caswell

Middle Eastern low-cost carrier Flydubai has postponed the start of its flights to India, blaming “operational issues”.

The airline had been due to start services from Dubai to Lucknow in northern India today (July 13), followed by Coimbatore in the south of the country on July 14, and Chandigarh (northern India) on July 23. Said Ghaith Al Ghaith, the airline’s CEO:

“We understand that this is very inconvenient for the passengers who have booked flights with us to India and we apologise for the disruption and disappointment caused.

“All passengers who have booked flights to India will be contacted within the next few days and will be given a full refund, plus a voucher for a free return flight to India or anywhere on the flydubai network, which will be valid for travel until the end of November 2009.

“India remains an important market for us and we will make an announcement in the very near future on when our flights to the region will begin.”

Flydubai commenced operations in June, with routes including Beirut and Amman (see online news April 7).

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Report by Mark Caswell

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