First flights for low-cost carrier to Poland and Italy, which will be operated by its new Boeing 737 MAX 8
Dubai-based carrier flydubai said it will operate its new Boeing 737 MAX 8 on new European destinations announced this week.
The low-cost carrier announced the launch of two new European routes for next year - flights to Krakow in Poland starting April 8, 2018, and flights to Catania on the Italian island of Sicily beginning June 13, 2018.
The Boeing 737 MAX 8, which gives flydubai greater operational efficiency and overall fleet performance, was unveiled at the Dubai Airshow last month and will be rolled out across the carrier’s network in the coming years.
flydubai is the first UAE carrier to operate direct flights to both Krakow and Catania, bringing its total number of destinations to 100 in 47 countries.
"With the launch of flights to Krakow and Catania, flydubai is committed to opening up new direct air links to Dubai and we strive to expand our network to offer our passengers more choice," said Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO of flydubai.
"Our latest route launches are a testament to that commitment and demonstrate our efforts in offering our passengers more options to explore our network especially as we see more connecting traffic onto our network as a result of our interline and codeshare agreements."
Emirates will codeshare on both routes and as part of the Emirates-flydubai partnership, which means each airlines’ passengers will have the opportunity to connect in Dubai to hundreds of destinations across the world.