On June 22nd, flydubai celebrated its inaugural service to Olbia, becoming the first UAE carrier to operate direct flights from Dubai. This marks the start of the carrier’s 3 weekly service to Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport (OLB) as part of its seasonal operations, growing its network in Italy to 5 points including Catania, Milan-Bergamo, Naples and Pisa.
The inaugural flight landed at Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport (OLB) to a water cannon salute and warm welcome by airport officials. Olbia joins flydubai’s network of seasonal summer destinations which include Batumi, Bodrum, Corfu, Dubrovnik, Mykonos, Santorini, Tivat and Trabzon. Flights between Terminal 3, Dubai International (DXB) and Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport (OLB) will operate 3 times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 22 June to 30 September 2023.
Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer at flydubai: “We are committed to opening up underserved destinations and we are excited to offer our customers more options for travel during the summer with the launch of flights to Olbia in Sardinia. Since 2018, when we first started operations to the region, Italy has been a popular destination for customers from the UAE and GCC and we look forward to offering more options for travel as flydubai enters another record-breaking summer.”
“I would also like to take the opportunity to thank the Chief Executive Officer of Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport, Silvio Pippobello, the tourism board in Sardinia and other key stakeholders for their support and look forward to enhancing connectivity between the UAE and Italy,” added Al Ghaith.
Commenting on the launch of flights, Jeyhun Efendi, Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations and E-commerce at flydubai, said: “With the launch of flights to our 5th destination in Italy, we look forward to offering more convenient and reliable options for passengers travelling between Dubai and Olbia. Our flights will be operated by our Boeing 737 MAX aircraft where passengers can enjoy a comfortable travel experience, whether they choose to travel in Business Class or Economy Class.”