flydubai announces new seasonal routes for summer 2018

DUBAI, 29th November, 2017 (WAM) -- Dubai-based airlines, flydubai, announced on Wednesday the launch of two new seasonal destinations, Dubrovnik, Croatia and Kutaisi, Georgia, the latest additions to flydubai’s European network for the 2018 summer period.

flydubai becomes the first carrier to operate direct flights to Dubrovnik from the UAE. Flights to the popular Croatian coastal city will operate up to four times a week from 10th April to 25th October, 2018.

Along with Tbilisi and Batumi, Kutaisi will become flydubai’s third point in Georgia and will be served with three weekly flights between 14th June and 22nd September, 2018.

This brings the number of destinations on flydubai’s European network for next year’s summer to 22 points including 11 points in Russia, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Turkey, two points in Ukraine and the new seasonal route to Croatia.

Commenting on the announcement, Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer at flydubai, said, "For the first time this year, we offered our passengers direct flights to popular summer destinations and based on the success of these routes we decided to increase the options for next year and we are looking forward to the start of flights to Dubrovnik and Kutaisi.

"These popular new routes, along with the relaunch of flights to Batumi, Tivat and Qabala, will complement our existing comprehensive network and will offer our passengers more options to explore this summer, especially as we see more connecting traffic onto our network as a result of our interline and codeshare agreements."

Flights to Batumi, Georgia, will resume from 16th June until 30th September next year with a daily flight, an increase from the three-weekly service operated last summer. Tivat, on the other hand, will resume with up to three weekly flights from 26th March until 26th October, replacing the existing service to Podgorica currently operating during the winter schedule. Qabala, flydubai’s second point in Azerbaijan, will resume from 14th June to 30th September with a four-weekly service, an increase from the previous twice-weekly service.


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