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'flydubai' to connect Ahmedabad with Dubai

Dubai's low cost carrier 'flydubai' has got DGCA's approval to start once-a-week flight between Dubai and Ahmedabad starting June 11, a DGCA official said here on Saturday.

india Updated: May 21, 2011 16:49 IST

Dubai's low cost carrier 'flydubai' has got DGCA's approval to start once-a-week flight between Dubai and Ahmedabad starting June 11, a DGCA official said here Saturday.

However, the airline has communicated that it is likely to start operations from July 11 from Sardar Vallabhai Patel International (SVPI) Airport here.

"The airline official has said that they are likely to commence their operations at SVPI Airport, Ahmedabad from July 11," airport director Anuj Aggarwal told PTI.

The flights will depart every Saturday from Dubai and on Sunday from Ahmedabad.

Ahmedabad will be Flydubai's 38th destination and third city in India after Lucknow and Hyderabad.

The airliner has proposed to use Boeing B-737-800 with seating capacity of 189 passengers, all in economy class, and cargo load of 2,500 kg.

As per the approved schedule, flight will depart from Dubai at 2210 hrs local time every Saturday and arrive at SVPI at 0250 hrs at Ahmedabad. It will depart from Ahmedabad on every Sunday at 0335 hrs and arrive at Dubai at 0505 hrs on the same day, a AAI official said.

The new launch is targeted to provide low-cost connectivity to theIndians living in the UAE.