Dubai-based carrier flydubai has unveiled two new European routes that will become available in 2018. Starting on 8 April, 2018, the carrier will offer flights to Krakow, while flights to Catania are expected to launch later on the 13 June.
The addition of flights to Krakow helps to further expand the carrier’s reach within the Eastern and Central European network. Meanwhile, the availability of flights to Catania mark the first instance that flydubai has operated flights to the South of Europe.
Commenting on the announcement, Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO, flydubai, said: “With the launch of flights to Krakow and Catania, flydubai is committed to open up new direct air links to Dubai and we strive to expand our network to offer our passengers more choice.
“Our latest route launches are 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.”
The new routes will also see the deployment of the Dubai-based carrier’s Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. Revealed during the Dubai Airshow 2017, the MAX 8 boast improved operational efficiency and overall fleet performance, while at the same time delivering enhanced flexibility and comfort to passengers.
Jeyhun Efendi, SVP of Commercial (UAE, EU, ME, CIS) at flydubai, added: “flydubai will be the first UAE carrier to offer direct flights to Krakow and Catania and we are excited to start operations to the South of Europe for the first time.
“We have seen increasing demand for our summer destinations this year, so we decided to expand our offering with these new routes. We look forward to start the flights to Krakow and Catania and the new opportunities the new routes will provide for trade and tourism.”