flydubai lands in Lucknow
flydubai has landed at its first Indian destination, Lucknow, a financial, manufacturing and education hub situated in the country’s north east.The new service, FZ433, operates on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, departing Dubai at 20:30 and arriving in Lucknow at 01:50 local time the following day. The return flight, FZ434, operates on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, departing Lucknow at 02:35hrs and arriving in Dubai at 05:20 local time. His Excellency Mohamed Sultan Al Owais, Ambassador of the UAE, said: “It is important for both the UAE and India that we increase the number of safe, affordable, quality air travel options that connect our countries. flydubai is an excellent airline, committed to the highest standards of safety, training and maintenance, with a brand new fleet of one of the industry’s safest and most reliable aircraft.”Bilateral trade (non-oil) between India and the UAE was worth US$48.3bn in 2008-9, an increase of 65.8% over the previous year, which shows the growing importance of relations between our two nations. Increasing the transport links between India and the UAE can only help to strengthen the economic and commercial ties between us. “I am confident flydubai will provide an excellent service to the people travelling between Dubai and Lucknow and we look forward to the airline being able to expand services to other Indian cities in the future.”The capital of India’s most populous state, Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow is also renowned for its unique food, rich culture, intricate textiles and impressive moghul architecture.