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flydubai set to launch flights to Sudan in Nov

Low-cost carrier flydubai said on Tuesday it would launch daily flights to the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, from November 8.

At a distance of 1,600 miles from Dubai, the flight to Khartoum will be the longest in flydubai's network and is its eighth destination since the airline started business in June.

Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO, said he believed that the airline was meeting the demand of another under-serviced route.

"Sudan is a country with a tremendous potential for economic development and financial growth. The country is working hard to ensure there are significant business opportunities which are attractive to businessmen in the UAE and further afield," he said in a statement.

"When you combine that with the existing demand from the many thousands of Sudanese resident in the UAE, it is easy to see why flydubai is excited about the prospects for this route."

flydubai also flies to Beirut, Amman, Damascus and Aleppo, Alexandria, Djibouti and Doha.

The airline now has five Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft, after its fifth was delivered as scheduled in mid-October.

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