flydubai announces direct flight to Chisinau

Carrier offers first direct air link to the Republic of Moldova’s capital

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 — flydubai has announced the start of flights to Chisinau offering the first direct air link between Dubai and the Moldovan capital. Flights will commence on 20 November 2013.

Chisinau is Moldova's most developed and economically prosperous city and has become the country's key service and industrial centre. The city also becomes the 66th destination on flydubai's network.

Commenting on the announcement, flydubai's Chief Executive Officer, Ghaith Al Ghaith, said: "This new direct route between Chisinau and Dubai continues flydubai's commitment to connecting underserved markets. Chisinau marks our 45th destination that did not previously have direct air links to Dubai served by a UAE national carrier."

flydubai began operations to Europe in 2010. Since then, the carrier's network in this region has grown to 17 destinations. Passenger numbers for flydubai's network in Europe has risen rapidly with a 60% increase since last year.

"Chisinau offers our passengers another route into Europe and continues the expansion of flydubai's network in the region. We look forward to the tourist and business opportunities that this link offers to both the UAE and Moldova," added Al Ghaith.

Flight Details

Flights between Chisinau and Dubai will operate on Wednesdays and Sundays. Return fares from Dubai to Chisinau start from AED 1,675. Return fares from Chisinau to Dubai start from EUR 340.

Flight FZ789 leaves on Wednesday and Sunday from Dubai International Airport Terminal 2 at 1030hrs, arriving at Chisinau at local time 1345hrs. The Return flight FZ790 departs on the same days from Chisinau at 1445hrs, landing in Dubai at local time 2125hrs.

Fares are inclusive of all taxes, 20kg checked baggage, one piece of hand luggage weighing up to 7kg and one small laptop bag or handbag. A seat with extra legroom costs AED 100. Once on board, passengers can choose from a range of optional extras, including in-flight entertainment packages priced from AED 15 or select from the varied menu of refreshments and Duty Free items.

Flights can be purchased from flydubai's website (, its Call Centre in the UAE (+971 4231 1000), as well as through travel partners and flydubai Travel Shops in the UAE. Further information and details of the carrier's car rental and travel insurance services can also be found on

Further information on the flights can be found on flydubai's website (