flydubai announces plan to launch Sarajevo, Zagreb flights

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Flydubai chief executive officer Ghaith al-Ghaith

Flydubai chief executive officer Ghaith al-Ghaith

Low-cost carrier flydubai has announced the expansion of its network in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) by adding Sarajevo in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Zagreb in Croatia.

The two new routes, which will launch in December, bring the number of destinations the carrier serves in the CEE and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) to 26.

The airline will serve a total of 75 destinations within a five-and-a-half-hour flying radius of Dubai.

To support the growth, flydubai said it will take delivery of three new Boeing 737-800s in July, growing its fleet to 39 aircraft.

The carrier will receive an additional four aircraft by the end of 2014, the airline said.

Commenting on the launch, flydubai’s CEOGhaith Al Ghaith said: “We remain focused on opening up underserved markets and strengthening air links from Dubai’s aviation hub to the region. The new flights to Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia represent new opportunities for travel, trade and tourism for passengers in both countries and the UAE.”

flydubai said it will become the first carrier to operate direct flights from Dubai to Sarajevo and Zagreb. The airline is also the first Dubai-based airline to serve Almaty and Shymkent in Kazakhstan and flights to these routes will start in September.

Business Class will be available on all four of these routes, the airline said, adding that it has built up a network of nine points in Russia, three points in Ukraine and two points in Kazakhstan in addition to Ashgabat, Baku, Belgrade, Bishkek, Bucharest, Chisinau, Dushanbe, Sarajevo, Skopje, Tbilisi, Yerevan and Zagreb.

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Posted by: Vesna Agoston Dosen

Congratulation for adding flights to Sarajevo. I've been looking for this move for a long time.
Great news. I am very happy.
Fly Dubai is the best airline!!!

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