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flydubai touches down in Tirana

flydubai touches down in Tirana

flydubai’s first flight to Tirana touched down in the Albanian capital marking the start of service from Dubai.

The aircraft departed Dubai International (DXB) at 09:44 and arrived in Tirana International Airport (TIA) at 13:46 local time. The flight was welcomed on arrival by a ceremonial water cannon salute and representatives from the airport and Albanian government officials.

 

flydubai will serve this route with twice weekly flights, on Thursdays and Sundays. With the introduction of the new service, flydubai is the first airline to provide direct airlinks from the United Arab Emirates to Albania.

Commenting on the start of flights, Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer at flydubai, said: “we are pleased to be the first UAE-based airline to operate direct flights between Dubai and Tirana. We hope these direct airlinks support trade and tourism between the two countries in the future as travel restrictions begin to ease.  We look forward to seeing demand grow on this route and to increasing the frequency of our flights.”

During the ceremony, the Chief Operation Officer of Tirana International Airport Mr. Volker Wendefeuer stated: “we have worked intensively for this route and we are happy to connect two countries with great potential for growth in the economic and tourism sectors. I wish flydubai a great beginning here and a lot of success for all the parties that have been involved in completing this grand project.”

Emirates will codeshare on this route offering travellers more seamless connections through Dubai’s international aviation hub to 155 destinations between both the Emirates and flydubai networks including Australia, China, Indian Ocean, Japan and South Asia.

flydubai’s passenger experience has been redesigned to enable travel in a safe environment that minimises crew and passenger contact and offers passengers confidence to travel at every step of their journey. The airline has recently introduced an extended multi-risk travel insurance that includes COVID-19 cover to offer passengers greater peace of mind when travelling. 

Passengers are required to make sure that they are up to date with the regulations from the IATA Travel Centre for their whole journey and follow the guidance issued by the authorities and the airline. 

Fares and flight schedule 

Flights from Terminal 3, Dubai International (DXB) to Tirana International Airport (TIA) will operate on Thursdays and Sundays and the service commences from 28 March. 

Return Business Class fares from DXB to TIA start from AED 8,000 and Economy Class fares start from AED 2,000.

Return Business Class fares from TIA to DXB start from EUR 1,800 and Economy Class fares start from EUR 420.

Flights can be booked from flydubai’s website (flydubai.com), the official flydubai App, the Call Centre in Dubai on (+971) 600 54 44 45, the flydubai travel shops or through our travel partners. 

About flydubai

From its home in Dubai, flydubai has created a network of more than 90 destinations served by a fleet of 54 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:

 An expanding network: Created a network of more than 95 destinations in 50 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 more than 70 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 55 Boeing 737 aircraft and includes: 34 Next-Generation Boeing 737-800, 18 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 3 Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft.
Enhancing connectivity: Carried more than 75 million passengers since it began operations in 2009.

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