Flydubai has announced that it plans to begin flights to Thessaloniki in Greece and Aqaba in Jordan from June.
The low cost carrier said it is the first UAE carrier to operate flights to both destinations.
It added in a statement that flights to Thessaloniki will operate three times a week starting from June 15, while flights to Aqaba will operate four times a week from June 16.
Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO of flydubai, said: "With the addition of Aqaba and Thessaloniki to our network, we increase the number of underserved markets served by flydubai with direct flights from the UAE to 71 destinations.
"The fact that around 70 percent of our network was previously underserved means that we remained committed to the vision set for us to create free flows of trade and tourism and the strengthen direct air links with the UAE."
flydubai earlier announced the launch of several new routes for 2018 including Tivat, Krakow, Dubrovnik, Catania, Kutaisi, Qabala and Batumi from March onwards.
Thessaloniki is the second-largest city in Greece with over one million inhabitants and a major transportation hub for the country and southeastern Europe.
Aqaba is located on the Gulf of Aqaba and is the country's major seaport, as well as being an important industrial centre and a growing tourist destination.
Subscribe to Arabian Business' newsletter to receive the latest breaking news and business stories in Dubai,the UAE and the GCC straight to your inbox.