Middle Eastern cheap flights carrier flydubai has launched flights to Khartoum, the Sudanese capital.
The airline’s eighth inaugural flight in less than six months touched down at Khartoum International Airport at 21:50 (local time) on November 8th and was welcomed by a Sudanese delegation.
Ghaith Al Ghaith, flydubai’s chief executive officer, said that flights to Sudan are expected to prove popular owing to the country’s importance in the global oil industry.
"We feel flydubai can play an important role in bringing visitors and potential investors to Khartoum, as well as help to ensure the undoubted opportunities that are available in Sudan are accessible to a wider range of people," he commented.
Mr Al Ghaith also said that Sudan is home to growing glass, textile and printing industries, all of which are experiencing "new levels of investment.
Established in March last year, flydubai is based at Terminal 2 at Dubai International Airport.
From September 1st, the airline began three weekly flights to Djibouti from the emirate.