flydubai reveals expanded summer push into Europe in 2018

Dubai low cost carrier to launch new seasonal destinations including Dubrovnik and Kutaisi
flydubai reveals expanded summer push into Europe in 2018
By Staff writer
Wed 29 Nov 2017 02:33 PM

Dubai-based flydubai on Wednesday announced the launch of two new seasonal destinations for next year - Dubrovnik, Croatia and Kutaisi, Georgia.

The low-cost carrier said it will become the first carrier to operate direct flights to Dubrovnik from the UAE, with flights operating up to four times a week from April 10 until October 25, 2018.

Along with Tbilisi and Batumi, Kutaisi will become flydubai’s third point in Georgia and will be served with three weekly flights between June 14 and September 22, 2018, it added in a statement.

This brings the number of destinations on flydubai’s European network for next year’s summer to 22 points including 11 points in Russia, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Turkey, two points in Ukraine and the new seasonal route to Croatia.

“For the first time this year, we offered our passengers direct flights to popular summer destinations and based on the success of these routes we decided to increase the options for next year and we are looking forward to the start of flights to Dubrovnik and Kutaisi,” said Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO at flydubai.

“These popular new routes, along with the relaunch of flights to Batumi, Tivat and Qabala, will complement our existing comprehensive network and will offer our passengers more options to explore this summer, especially as we see more connecting traffic onto our network as a result of our interline and codeshare agreements,” added Al Ghaith.

Flights to Batumi, Georgia will resume from June 16 until September 30 next year with a daily flight, an increase from the three-weekly service operated last summer. Tivat will resume with up to three weekly flights from March 26 until October 26, replacing the existing service to Podgorica currently operating during the winter schedule.

Qabala, flydubai’s second point in Azerbaijan, will resume from June 14 until September 30 with a four-weekly service, an increase from the previous twice-weekly service.

“We have seen a strong demand for these new summer flights in both Business and Economy Classes. That’s why we made the decision to increase frequency for the next summer,” said Jeyhun Efendi, senior vice president Commercial (UAE, EU, ME, CIS) at flydubai.

Supported by new aircraft deliveries in 2017, flydubai continues to widen its network which comprises more than 100 destinations in 45 countries served by more than 1,700 weekly flights.

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