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flydubai announces return to Italy with flights to Naples

UAE-government owned flydubai has announced that it will return to Italy with flights to Naples. The announcement comes after Italian government announced some relaxations for passengers arriving from the United Arab Emirates.

Flights to Naples

Starting 1st July 2021, flydubai will operate 3-times-a-week flights between Dubai International Airport and Naples International Airport. The flight schedule is:

  • Dubai-Naples
  • Departure time: 07:25
  • Arrival time: 12:00
  • Flight time: 6 hours and 35 minutes
  • Flight number: FZ1681
  • Frequency: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
  • Naples-Dubai
  • Departure time: 13:00
  • Arrival time: 20:50
  • Flight time: 5 hours and 50 minutes
  • Flight number: FZ1682
  • Frequency: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

Flights to the Italian city will be operated by a Boeing B737. Emirates will codeshare on this route.

Hamad Obaidalla, Chief Commercial Officer, flydubai, said:

We are pleased to see more countries opening up for safe tourism and is a step in the right direction to speed up recovery and boost travel this summer. This is a good sign that confidence in travel is returning and the efforts taken by stakeholders in the tourism industry to safeguard every step of the journey will benefit our passengers. We look forward to restarting our flights to Naples, a much-anticipated destination on the flydubai network.

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

We are excited to offer our passengers convenient travel options to some of the most popular holiday spots in Europe including Mykonos and Santorini. Naples is another popular destination for the summer and a great starting point to discover the beauty of the Amalfi coast. flydubai has made these European destinations more accessible for passengers from the UAE and the GCC and we look forward to restarting our operations to Catania in the coming few weeks.

From 1st August 2021, flydubai will increase the frequency of flights to Naples to 4-times-a-week with an additional service on Sundays.

The airline recently announced flights to Mykonos and Santorini in Greece and also to Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt. Flights to Bodrum and Trabzon in Turkey will start from 4th and 24th June respectively. flydubai will also restart its operations to Batumi in Georgia and Tivat in Montenegro from 25th June.

Quarantine free travel

Since 2nd June 2021, passengers from UAE are able to travel quarantine free to Italy on flights to Rome/Fiumicino, Milan/Malpensa, Venice/Marco Polo, and Naples International Airport. They must provide a proof of negative RT-PCR test report conducted no more than 48 hours before departure. Once arriving in Italy, passengers over the age of two will be required to take a rapid antigen test. Once that test comes negative, travellers will be free to roam anywhere.

Emirates recently announced resumption of flights to Venice in addition to increase in frequency to Milan.

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