Travel broadcaster Phil Blizzard takes off with this look at the new routes to and from Central and Eastern Europe by the award winning Dubai based carrier flydubai.
The airline commences flights to Prague in the Czech Republic as of December 5th with 4 flights per week and a day later commences services, twice per week, to Bratislava in Slovakia. The Dubai based carrier will then commence flights to Sofia in Bulgaria as of December 14th, again on a twice weekly basis.
Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer of flydubai, told Breaking Travel News: “We are delighted to have Bratislava, Prague and Sofia join our network. The addition of these three capital cities signifies our commitment towards serving the region and we look forward to providing passengers with a variety of options to connect to Dubai and beyond.”
The addition of the new routes will see flydubai become the first UAE airline to operate from Bratislava and Sofia. flydubai has launched 23 new routes this year and now operates to 11 destinations in Central and Eastern Europe, including Sarajevo and Zagreb earlier this year.
“We are always looking for new opportunities to grow our network,” said Jeyhun Efendi, Senior Vice President Commercial (UAE, EU, ME, CIS) for flydubai. “Central and Eastern Europe has always been an important market for us and we are glad that we are able to offer passengers from Bratislava, Prague and Sofia more possibilities to travel to Dubai. In addition, Business Class will be available on all three routes, offering passengers a premium travel experience.”
With the launch of these new routes December has become a significant month for the airline, as it also received its 43rd aircraft on December 2nd - the 43rd National Day of the United Arab Emirates.
Whilst last month flydubai was named ‘Low Cost Carrier of the Year’ at the 2014 CAPA Awards for Excellence in Aviation held in Antwerp, Belgium. Awarded to the most innovative and influential carrier in its peer group, flydubai achieved this distinction in just five years of operation by challenging the conventions of air travel.