Flydubai expands operations in Europe

Flydubai expands operations in Europe

The airline is now servicing Ljubljana, Prague and Zagreb, taking its count to 20 destinations on the continent 

Flydubai has become the first airline to operate direct air links to the Slovenian capital Ljubljana from the UAE. 

Flydubai chief executive officer at Ghaith Al Ghaith said: “We’re excited to see our network in Europe grow to 20 points in 17 countries, many of which had very few or no direct links to the UAE. Flydubai’s direct flights to Ljubljana will strengthen the ties between our two countries and help stimulate tourism, trade and investment opportunities in the future.”

His Excellency Oto Pungartnik, Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia to the United Arab Emirates, added: “We’re convinced tourists from UAE will enjoy the hospitality of our people and the beautiful green nature in Slovenia, located between the Alps and the Mediterranean. The flight connection will also enable further strengthening of the economic ties and extensive cooperation between the two friendly countries.”


Flydubai has also resumed flights to Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, and Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. The carrier will operate up to five flights per week from Dubai International to Prague International Airport and twice-weekly flights to Franjo Tuđman Airport Zagreb.

The airline will increase the frequency of its operations to Franjo Tuđman Airport Zagreb (ZAG) to four weekly flights from December 2021. Emirates will codeshare on these routes offering travellers more seamless connections through Dubai’s international aviation hub.

Commenting on the resumption of flights to Prague and Zagreb, Flydubai chief commercial officer Hamad Obaidalla said: “We’re excited to resume operations to Croatia and the Czech Republic, which are two popular destinations on the Flydubai network. We’re confident that passengers will enjoy Flydubai’s convenient and reliable service and the comfortable cabin of our Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, which offers a flatbed in Business Class, and is scheduled to operate on these routes.”

With the resumption of flights to Prague and Zagreb, the launch of operations to Ljubljana and scheduled launches to Budapest and Warsaw on 30 September 2021, and Ankara and Helsinki the following month, the carrier will be serving a total of 20 destinations in Europe.

Passengers booking a Flydubai flight to Dubai will enjoy a complimentary one-day ticket to visit Expo 2020 Dubai, taking place from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022. The offer is valid for all bookings made for travel during the event dates.

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