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Tirana joins flydubai’s network

flydubai announces the start of twice weekly flights to Tirana, the Republic of Albania’s capital, from 28 March. Becomes the first UAE-based airline to offer a direct non-stop regular service to Albania as it continues to open up previously underserved markets.

 flydubai, the Dubai-based airline, has announced the start of flights to Tirana, the capital of Albania and becomes the first UAE-based airline to offer direct flights on this route. The airline will operate two flights a week between Dubai International (DXB) and Tirana International Airport (TIA) from 28 March. 

Commenting on the announcement, Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer at flydubai, said: “as countries within our flying radius lift travel restrictions, we continue to look for new opportunities to connect previously underserved markets to Dubai.  We are pleased to be the first UAE-based airline to operate direct flights between Dubai and Tirana.” 

Tirana, Albania’s capital, offers visitors a wide range of heritage and cultural sights including several museums.  In addition, Albania is well known for its castles and UNESCO World Heritage sites.  Its nature parks and mountains, rivers and lakes, and thermal waters attract visitors looking for outdoor activities and adventures. 

His Excellency Ermal Dredha, Ambassador of the Republic of Albania to the United Arab Emirates, said: “The start of direct flights between Dubai and Tirana provides a more convenient travel option for Albanian citizens living in the UAE and for the many visitors who choose to visit our country for leisure, business or as a connection hub. This new bridge will enable more people to discover the beauty of Albania in the heart of the Balkan and Mediterranean region. Albania also offers excellent cuisine and a range of tourist attractions at an affordable price. Albanians are very well-known for their warm hospitality, making visitors from the UAE as well as the GCC feel at home.”

Jeyhun Efendi, Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations and E-commerce at flydubai, said: “flights to Tirana are available for booking from today on and through our travel partners. With a flying time from Dubai of less than six hours, Tirana is centrally located in Southeastern Europe with easy access to beautiful coastlines and mountains along the Adriatic and Ionian Sea. We look forward to welcoming our passengers on board.” 

flydubai offers convenient and reliable travel services. Passengers will have the option to experience Business Class enjoying space and privacy in the cabin, a comfortable spacious seat, inflight entertainment with the latest films and TV shows available to watch and a range of dining options. Passengers will also benefit from a priority check-in service at Terminal 3, Dubai International. 

Passengers travelling in Economy Class will enjoy a Recaro designed seat offering optimal levels of space and comfort in the air. flydubai continues to roll-out WiFi across its fleet enabling passengers to stay connected during their flight and can browse the web, send emails, use social networks and get the latest news. Passengers can choose between bundled (Flex/Value) fares depending on their travel needs. 

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, South Asia and the United States. 

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.

Flight Number Frequency Departure Airport Departure Time Arrival Airport  Arrival Time 
FZ 1053 Thursdays, Sundays DXB 09:35 TIA 12:30
FZ 1054 Thursdays, Sundays TIA 13:30 DXB 21:55


Flights can be booked from flydubai’s website (, 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 125 destinations served by a fleet of 87 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 125 destinations in 58 countries across Africa, Central Asia, the Caucasus, Central and South-East Europe, the GCC and the Middle East, the Indian Subcontinent, and South-East Asia.

Serving underserved markets: Opened more than 90 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 87 Boeing 737 aircraft and includes: 29 Next-Generation Boeing 737-800, 55 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 03 Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft.

Enhancing connectivity: Carried more than 100 million passengers since it began operations in 2009.


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