Dubai-based flydubai has become the first UAE carrier to operate flights to Thessaloniki in Greece, as well as flights to Aqaba, Jordan.
Flights to Thessaloniki are set to start from the 15 June and operate three times a week. Meanwhile, flights to Aqaba will commence from 16 June and will operate four times a week.
Commenting on the launch, Ghaith Al Ghaith CEO of flydubai, said: “With the addition of Aqaba and Thessaloniki to our network, we increase the number of underserved markets served by flydubai with direct flights from the UAE to 71 destinations.
“The fact that around 70% of our network was previously underserved means that we remained committed to the vision set for us to create free flows of trade and tourism and the strengthen direct air links with the UAE.”
The newly revealed flights join a number of recent route announcements from flydubai, which include Tivat, Krakow, Dubrovnik, Catania, Kutaisi, Qabala and Batumi. Once launched, the new flights will bring the number of destinations served by the carrier in Eastern and Southern Europe to 27, Caucasus and Central Asia to 11 and GCC and the Middle East to 30.
Jeyhun Efendi, SVP of Commercial (UAE, Middle East, Europe & CIS), commented: “We are looking forward to the start of flydubai’s flights to Aqaba and Thessaloniki. Both cities are major economic, industrial, commercial centres and very popular leisure destinations, especially in the summer.
“Making these destinations more accessible to travellers looking for new destinations to explore, will undoubtedly stimulate the traffic flows and tourism between the UAE, Greece and Jordan”.
He added: “flydubai’s passengers and passengers connecting from other airlines including Emirates, will be able to enjoy our reliable and affordable services to these new routes whether choosing to fly Business or Economy.”