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flydubai announces three new destinations in Central and Eastern Europe

Airline to launch flights to Bratislava, Prague and Sofia in December

flydubai has announced that it will begin flights to Bratislava in Slovakia, Prague in the Czech Republic and Sofia in Bulgaria. With flights due to commence in December, the airline is continuing its expansion into Central and Eastern Europe following the announcement of flights to Sarajevo and Zagreb earlier this year.

Commenting on the new routes, Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer of flydubai, said: "We are delighted to have Bratislava, Prague and Sofia join our network. The addition of these three capital cities signifies our commitment towards serving the region and we look forward to providing passengers with a variety of options to connect to Dubai and beyond."

The addition of the new routes will see flydubai become the first UAE airline to operate from Bratislava and Sofia. flydubai has launched 23 new routes this year and now operates to 11 destinations in Central and Eastern Europe.

"We are always looking for new opportunities to grow our network," said Jeyhun Efendi, Senior Vice President Commercial (UAE, EU, ME, CIS) for flydubai. "Central and Eastern Europe has always been an important market for us and we are glad that we are able to offer passengers from Bratislava, Prague and Sofia more possibilities to travel to Dubai. In addition, Business Class will be available on all three routes, offering passengers a premium travel experience."

flydubai offers affordable and reliable travel to 86 destinations across 45 countries. Passengers can book convenient connections through Dubai to the Maldives, Sri Lanka, India, Oman, and various destinations in East Africa, among others. With the airline's strategic base at Dubai International Airport, passengers can also benefit from flydubai's interline agreements with other carriers, providing opportunities for onward travel to more than 200 destinations.

Flight Details:

Bratislava

flydubai will operate two flights a week between Dubai and Bratislava, starting from 06 December 2014. Flights will operate on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

FZ785 departs Dubai International Terminal 2 at 09:45hrs, arriving at M. R. Štefánik Airport at 12:55hrs local time.

FZ786 departs M. R. Štefánik Airport at 13:50hrs local time, landing in Dubai International Terminal 2 at 22:20hrs local time.

Round trip fares

Economy Class return fares from Bratislava to Dubai start at AED 1,950 including 20kg checked baggage, while Business Class fares start at AED 8,500 and are inclusive of all taxes and 40kg checked baggage.

Prague

flydubai will operate four flights a week between Dubai and Prague, starting from 05 December 2014. Flights will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.

FZ781 departs Dubai International Terminal 2 at 08:40hrs, arriving at Václav Havel Airport at 12:20hrs local time.

FZ782 departs Václav Havel Airport at 13:05hrs local time, landing in Dubai International Terminal 2 at 22:00hrs local time.

Round trip fares

Economy Class return fares from Prague to Dubai start at AED 2,350, including 20kg checked baggage, while Business Class fares start at AED 7,850 and are inclusive of all taxes and 40kg checked baggage.

Sofia

flydubai will operate two flights a week between Dubai and Sofia, starting from 14 December 2014. Flights will operate on Wednesdays and Sundays.

FZ757 departs Dubai International Terminal 2 at 10:55hrs, arriving at Sofia Airport at 14:40hrs local time.

FZ758 departs Sofia Airport at 15:40hrs local time, landing in Dubai International Terminal 2 at 22:20hrs local time.

Round trip fares

Economy Class return fares from Sofia to Dubai start at AED 1,500, including 20kg checked baggage, while Business Class fares start at AED 8,000 and are inclusive of all taxes and 40kg checked baggage.

Flights can be purchased from flydubai's website flydubai.com, its Contact Centre (+971) 600 54 44 45, flydubai travel shops or through travel partners. Visa facilitation services are also offered at flydubai travel shops and by travel partners. Further information about the carrier's car rental and travel insurance services can be found on flydubai.com.

About flydubai

From its home in Dubai, flydubai has created a network of more than 90 destinations and over the next decade the airline will see its fleet grow by up to 236 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 that represent the scale of the ambition planned for the airline:

  • An expanding network: Created a network of more than 90 destinations in 48 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 up more than 71 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 59 aircraft including Boeing 737 MAX 8, MAX 9 and Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
  • Record-breaking orders: Placed the largest single-aisle aircraft orders in the region at the 2013 and 2017 editions of the Dubai Airshow.
  • Enhancing connectivity: Carried more than 70 million passengers since it began operations in 2009.

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