A growing number of passengers are waiting until summer to travel, according to a recent passenger survey conducted by Dubai-based budget carrier flydubai.
The survey, which was conducted this February with 2,800 passengers, was aimed to gauge passenger feedback on their travel plans and their experience while travelling with flydubai.
As per the survey, 66% of UAE residents said that they were likely to travel soon, either in the next one to three months (41%) or in the next four to six months (25%), indicating an intent to travel during the summer.
When asked about the reasons for postponing travel 40% of them cited the barriers to travel such as quarantine when returning home and travel restrictions as the key factors in delaying their travel plans.
Around 48% of those surveyed said that border closures were also a deciding factor in planning their next trip.
Commenting on the survey results, CEO Ghaith Al Ghaith said: “Customer feedback is incredibly important to us at flydubai and I would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to share their thoughts with us.”
“We are pleased to see that passengers are intending to travel during the summer. Dubai has taken the lead in re-establishing tourism demonstrating that travel is both safe and possible,” he stated.
“As vaccination programmes across the world gain momentum, we believe that more passengers will take the decision to travel and enjoy a well-earned summer break,” he added.
According to him, flydubai’s network in the summer is expected to reach more than 80 points in 45 countries and offers passengers a variety of popular leisure destinations that reflects the diversity of its network.
For those seeking a break, flydubai offers passengers the chance to explore a range of cities rich in culture, heritage and activities such as Batumi, Bodrum, Colombo, Malé, Tbilisi, Trabzon, Tirana and Tivat.