3 OCTOBER 2011
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Flydubai, the Dubai-based government-owned budget airline, has doubled its network in Russia to four points with the addition of flights to Kazan and Ufa, not the most accessible of cities.
Kazan is the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan and the second largest city of the Volga economic region. Ufa, likewise is the major city of the Republic of Bashkortostan. Both are part of Federal Russia.
The Kazan Kremlin, which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, is just one of the attractions the city has to offer. Kazan will also host the XXVII World Student Games in 2013 and several matches during the 2018 FIFA World Cup, with the new flydubai routes ensuring that the UAE’s football fans will have a direct flight option to attend matches.
Ufa, with an economy based on fuel, energy and engineering complexes, is also the largest oil refining centre in the Volga and the Urals, as well as a scientific and transport hub for Russia.
flydubai also recently launched flights to Kiev, Donetsk and Kharkiv (Ukraine) and in addition to the new and existing routes in Russia, Baku (Azerbaijan), Yerevan (Armenia), and Ashgabat (Turkmenistan), the airline now flies to 10 emerging CIS destinations. www.flydubai.com
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