Tourists from Ukraine arrived in Dubai this week on one of flydubai’s first commercial inbound flights since Covid-19 restrictions lifted.
11 July 2020, 12:00 AM
31 July 2020, 12:00 AM
Ukraine Tourists landed in Dubai this week on one of flydubai’s first commercial inbound flights since Covid-19 restrictions lifted.
At 9.45pm on Wednesday, flight FZ 728 touched down on the tarmac at Terminal 2 of Dubai International Airport from Kiev’s Boryspil International Airport.
Welcomed on arrival by airport staff, there were 166 passengers on board and 25 said they chose Dubai as their first holiday destination of choice after flights resumed globally this month.
Some of the passengers were interviewed by Dubai’s Tourism and Commerce Marketing team to mark the occasion, including returning tourists and those visiting the city for the first time. Dubai
Media Office posted a one-minute video in Twitter, in that one passenger travelling with friends said it was his first trip to Dubai.
“The journey was really nice. This is our first time in Dubai, we were waiting until we were allowed to finally come.”
Hamad Obaidalla, chief commercial officer at flydubai, said the airline was looking forward to seeing its network grow to 66 destinations over the summer period.
“We have been hard at work to redesign our passenger journey in order to minimise the risk of transmission of Covid-19,” he said.
“These efforts are aligned to the stringent public health and safety measures that are in place to ensure that visitors feel safe when they arrive in Dubai.”