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flydubai announces flights to Greece and Egypt

flydubai has announced new seasonal flights to Mykonos and Santorini in Greece and year-round flights to Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt.

Mykonos and Santorini

flydubai will operate Summer seasonal flights from Dubai International Airport between 18th June 2021 and 29th September 2021. The flight will operate as Dubai-Mykonos-Santorini-Dubai. The flight schedule is:

  • Dubai-Mykonos
  • Departure time: 10:00
  • Arrival time: 13:50
  • Flight time: 4 hours and 50 minutes
  • Flight number: FZ1815
  • Frequency: Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays
  • Mykonos-Santorini
  • Departure time: 14:40
  • Arrival time: 15:30
  • Flight time: 50 minutes
  • Flight number: FZ1815
  • Frequency: Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays
  • Santorini-Dubai
  • Departure time: 16:20
  • Arrival time: 22:00
  • Flight time: 4 hours and 40 minutes
  • Flight number: FZ1815
  • Frequency: Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays

Flights to Santorini and Mykonos will be operated by a Boeing B737MAX-9. Dubai-based Emirates recently announced fifth freedom flights from Athens, Greece to Newark.

Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO, flydubai, said:

We are excited to grow our network and give passengers more options to travel this summer. Demand for travel has started to increase as more countries gradually lift restrictions on international travel. The UAE has recently added Bahrain, Greece and Serbia to the safe travel list which has encouraged more people to start planning their summer holidays. Mykonos and Santorini will be popular choices for travel from the UAE and GCC.

Commenting on the announcement, Jeyhun Efendi, Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations and E-commerce, flydubai, said:

We are pleased to offer our passengers convenient travel options this summer to some of the most popular holiday spots. Whether flying in Business or Economy Class or opting to purchase a flexible holiday package that includes flights, hotels stay and other add ons, flydubai is committed to making travel this summer more flexible and a little less stressful.

flydubai will restart its operations to Batumi in Georgia and Tivat in Montenegro from 25th June from its hub at Dubai. Flights to Bodrum in Turkey has started from 4th June and service to Trabzon in Turkey will commence from 24th June.

Sharm El Sheikh

Starting 15th June 2021, the Dubai-based carrier will start flying to Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt. The route will become flydubai’s 2nd destination in Egypt alongside Alexandria. The flight schedule is:

  • Dubai-Sharm El Sheikh
  • Departure time: 16:45
  • Arrival time: 18:15
  • Flight time: 3 hours and 30 minutes
  • Flight number: FZ139
  • Frequency: Tuesdays, Thursdays And Sundays
  • Sharm El Sheikh-Dubai
  • Departure time: 19:15
  • Arrival time: 00:35 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 3 hours and 20 minutes
  • Flight number: FZ140
  • Frequency: Tuesdays, Thursdays And Sundays

This service will be operated by a Boeing B737-800 aircraft.

Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO, flydubai, said:

As more countries gradually lift restrictions on international travel, we are excited to grow our network and give passengers more options to travel this summer. Sharm El Sheikh has been a popular holiday destination for many years and we expect to see strong demand for travel from the UAE and GCC.

Commenting on the announcement, Sudhir Sreedharan, Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations (UAE, GCC, Africa and the Indian Subcontinent), flydubai said:

With demand for travel returning we can see from the enquiries that we are receiving that our customers are keen to travel again and are starting to make their travel plans. Sharm El Sheikh is another exciting destination for our passengers to visit for their summer holidays.

Featured image by Arabian Business

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