Today, flydubai has announced that Catania and Naples, Salzburg and Malta will be joining its European network from May 2021. The carrier has grown its network to more than 65 destinations as countries continue to gradually lift travel restrictions.
flydubai flights to Malta International Airport (MLA) and Catania International Airport (CTA) will begin on 12 May with 4 weekly service, while flights to Naples International Airport (NAP) will resume from 13 May with a 3 weekly service. flydubai becomes the first UAE-based carrier to offer direct flights between Dubai International (DXB) and Salzburg Airport (SZG) from 13 May with a 4 weekly service. With the addition of Catania, Malta, Naples and Salzburg the carrier will operate flights to 20 destinations in Europe, including Belgrade, Bucharest, Helsinki, Istanbul, Krakow, Prague and Sofia.
Commenting on the announcement, Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer at flydubai, said: “With the start of flights to Catania, Malta, Naples and Salzburg we continue to gradually grow our network catering to an increasing demand for travel, as more passengers return to the skies and more countries ease restrictions on international air travel. Since commencing operations in 2009, we have been committed to opening up previously underserved markets and the launch of our latest routes in Europe demonstrates our continuous efforts to offer more people the opportunity to travel more often while creating free flows of travel, trade, and tourism.”
Emirates will codeshare on these routes and the flights will operate from Terminal 3 at Dubai International (DXB), 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 and South Asia.
Jeyhun Efendi, Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations and E-commerce at flydubai, added: “With the addition of these four routes to our network we offer more choice for travel from the UAE and the GCC, while providing passengers from Austria, Italy and Malta the opportunity to connect onwards to 155 destinations through Dubai’s international travel hub. Whether customers choose to travel in Business Class or Economy Class they can look forward to the convenience of direct connections as well as a comfortable onboard travel experience as they start their journey. We look forward to launching these flights in May.”
Catania, Naples, Salzburg & Malta will join @flydubai's European network in May. Flights to Malta & Catania will begin on 12 May (4 weekly), while flights to Naples will resume from 13 May (3 weekly). Flights to @SalzburgAirport are scheduled to begin on 13 May, 4 weekly service. pic.twitter.com/Hvc8qpARFm
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