Today, flydubai has announced the start of flights to Tirana, the capital of Albania, becoming the first UAE-based airline to offer direct flights on this route. From March 28th, the airline will operate two flights a week (Thursday, Sunday) between Dubai International (DXB) and Tirana International Airport (TIA).
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Commenting on the announcement, Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer at flydubai, said: “As countries within our flying radius lift travel restrictions, we continue to look for new opportunities to connect previously underserved markets to Dubai. We are pleased to be the first UAE-based airline to operate direct flights between Dubai and Tirana.”
Jeyhun Efendi, Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations and E-commerce at flydubai, said: “Flights to Tirana are available for booking from today on flydubai.com and through our travel partners. With a flying time from Dubai of less than 6 hours, Tirana is centrally located in Southeastern Europe with easy access to beautiful coastlines and mountains along the Adriatic and Ionian Sea. We look forward to welcoming our passengers on-board.”
FZ1053 Dubai – Tirana 09:35 – 12:30 / Thursday, Sunday
FZ1054 Tirana – Dubai 13:30 – 21:55 / Thursday, Sunday
Tirana, Albania’s capital, offers visitors a wide range of heritage and cultural sights including several museums. In addition, Albania is well known for its castles and UNESCO World Heritage sites. Its nature parks and mountains, rivers and lakes, and thermal waters attract visitors looking for outdoor activities and adventures.
Emirates will codeshare on this route offering travellers more seamless connections through Dubai’s international aviation hub to 155 destinations between both the Emirates and flydubai networks including Australia, China, Indian Ocean, Japan, South Asia and the United States.