Flydubai has announced the launch of flights to Grozny, the capital of Chechnya in Russia.
It's the first carrier to offer direct flights on this route from the UAE.
Flights between Dubai International (DXB) and Grozny Airport (GRV) will operate twice weekly starting from December 17, 2020.
Flydubai has been operating flights to Russia since 2010 and offers passengers through the combined flydubai and Emirates network easier access to Moscow and other major Russian cities.
Commenting on the announcement, Ghaith Al Ghaith, flydubai's CEO, said, "Since commencing operations in 2009, we have been committed to opening up new routes to previously underserved markets to offer more people the opportunity to travel more often."
"As we continue to see more countries lifting restrictions on international travel and expect the demand for travel to increase during the winter holiday season, we are pleased to announce the start of flights to Grozny," he added.
The low-cost airline has been steadily increasing its operations since July and continues to operate all-cargo flights and repatriation flights in addition to scheduled services.