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Flydubai to begin flights to Greece, Jordan

DUBAI, January 24, 2018

Dubai-based budget carrier flydubai is set to launch flights to Thessaloniki in Greece and Aqaba, Jordan from June 2018.

The latest additions to the growing flydubai network give passengers from the UAE and the region the option to travel to more than 100 destinations through Dubai’s aviation hub.

Thessaloniki is the second-largest city in Greece with over one million inhabitants and a major transportation hub for the country and southeastern Europe, notably through the Port of Thessaloniki.

Aqaba is located on the Gulf of Aqaba and is the country's major seaport, as well as being an important industrial centre and a growing tourist destination.

Flydubai is the first UAE carrier to operate flights to Aqaba and Thessaloniki. It will fly thrice-a-week to Thessaloniki starting from June 15, while flights to Aqaba will be four times a week from June 16.

CEO Ghaith Al Ghaith 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 per cent 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," he added.

The low-cost airline earlier announced the launch of several new routes for 2018 including Tivat, Krakow, Dubrovnik, Catania, Kutaisi, Qabala and Batumi from March onwards.

This brings the number of destinations served by the carrier in Eastern and Southern Europe to 27, Caucasus and Central Asia to 11 and GCC and Middle East to 30.

Jeyhun Efendi, the senior VP Commercial - UAE, Middle East, Europe and CIS, said: "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", noted Efendi.

"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," he added.-TradeArabia News Service




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