flydubai expands its network in Europe
• Dubai-based carrier launches flights to Budapest and Ljubljana
• Becomes the first UAE airline to provide direct airlinks to Slovenia
aerobd.news : flydubai, the Dubai based airline, has announced the start of flights to Budapest and Ljubljana. The carrier will operate three weekly flights to Ljubljana from 24 September and four weekly flights to Budapest from 30 September. Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer at flydubai, said: “As demand for travel continues to increase, Budapest and Ljubljana are welcome additions to our growing network. With more countries lifting restrictions on international travel, we look forward to providing passengers with more options for travel this year following the launch of our wide range of summer destinations.”
Budapest is known to be a popular leisure destination offering visitors a combination of impressive architecture with numerous museums, galleries, and its famous thermal baths. Situated on both banks of the Danube river,the Hungarian capital can be explored by boat, bus, bike or by foot.
Ljubljana is a young, vibrant city and is known as one of the greenest capitals in Europe. The banks of the Ljubljanica River flow along the city centre where cafes set up terrace seating, inviting pedestrians for a break during their city walks. Ljubljana also has many museums and cultural attractions to explore along with great dining options.
Jeyhun Efendi, Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations and E-commerce at flydubai said: “We are pleased to see our network in Europe grow further with the start of operations to Budapest and Ljubljana. These destinations have much to offer and give travellers the chance to explore new places that will help stimulate flows of travel and tourism, particularly after a time when our customers haven’t been able to travel as much as they would have liked. Passengers travelling from these destinations will also have the opportunity to explore Dubai and beyond on our network.”
With international travel restrictions gradually easing, flydubai has grown its network to over 80 destinations including several seasonal summer routes such as Bodrumand Trabzon in Turkey, Batumi in Georgia, Mykonos and Santorini in Greece, Tivat in Montenegro and Naples in Italy.
Along with it’s seasonal routes, flydubai operates to several popular leisure destinations that reflect the diversity of the network. For those seeking a city break, flydubai offers passengers the chance to explore a range of cities rich in culture, heritage and activities such as Baku, Bucharest, Istanbul, Tbilisi, Tirana and Yerevan. In addition to the city breaks, flydubai also offers flights to some of the best beaches and tropical hot spots in the world including the Maldives, Sharm El Sheikh and Zanzibar.
Emirates will code share on flights to Budapest and Ljubljana offering travellers more seamless connections through Dubai’s international aviation hub to 168 destinations between both the Emirates and flydubai networks including Australia, China, Indian Ocean, Japan, South Asia, and the United States.
flydubai’s passenger experience has been redesigned to enable travel in a safe environment that minimises crew and passenger contact and offers passengers confidence to travel at every step of their journey. Passengers who book a flight through flydubai.com will receive complimentary global cover for COVID-19 related costs to offer greater peace of mind when travelling.
Passengers are required to make sure that they are up to date with the regulations from the IATA Travel Centre and the IATA destination tracker for their whole journey, and follow the guidance issued by the authorities and the airline. Passengers can also visit the COVID-19 information hub on flydubai.com for more information.
Flights from Terminal 3, Dubai International (DXB) to Ljubljana JozePucnik Airport (LJU) will operate on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, starting on 24 September. Flights to Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD) will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 30 September.
Return Business Class fares from DXB to BUD start from AED 8,000 and Economy Class fares start from AED 1,100.
Return Business Class fares from DXB to LJU start from AED 8,000 and Economy Class fares start from AED 1,900.
Flights are available to book on flydubai.com, the official flydubai App, the Contact Centre in Dubai on (+971) 600 54 44 45, the flydubai travel shops or through our travel partners. In addition, passengers have the option to choose full packages from holidays by flydubai.
For the full timetable and fares, please visit: https://www.flydubai.com/en/plan/timetable
From its home in Dubai, flydubai has created a network of more than 75 destinations served by a fleet of 50 aircraft. Since commencing operations in June 2009, flydubai has been committed to removing barriers to travel, creating free flows of trade and tourism and enhancing connectivity between different cultures across its ever-expanding network.
flydubai has marked its journey with a number of milestones :
An expanding network : Created a network of more than 80 destinations in 46 countries across Africa, Central Asia, the Caucasus, Central and South-East Europe, the GCC and the Middle East, and the Indian Subcontinent.
Serving underserved markets : Opened more than 70 new routes that did not previously have direct air links to Dubai or were not served by a UAE national carrier from Dubai.
An efficient single fleet-type : Operates a single fleet-type of 50 Boeing 737 aircraft and includes: 36 Next-Generation Boeing 737-800, 11 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 3 Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft.
Enhancing connectivity : Carried more than 75 million passengers since it began operations in 2009.