Bucharest and Skopje join flydubai network

Bucharest in Romania and Skopje in the Republic of Macedonia have been announced as flydubai’s latest destinations expanding the low-fare airline’s network in Central and Eastern Europe to 15 points across 10 countries.

Since the launch of the first flight to Baku, Azerbaijan, in November 2009, the airline has gone on to start operations to a number of key destinations in the region, including Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Serbia, Turkmenistan and Ukraine and is the only scheduled operator flying from Dubai to Belgrade, Donetsk and Kharkiv.

The three-times weekly flights to Bucharest will begin on Monday 1 October 2012 with the twice-weekly service to Skopje starting on Thursday 18 October.

flydubai’s CEO, Ghaith Al Ghaith, remarked, “Our two latest routes illustrate flydubai’s commitment to expanding connectivity from the Middle East to new destinations that have historically been underserved. This offers more choice to our customers, increasing international travel options and avenues for trade. Furthermore, our base in Dubai provides the sizeable Romanian and Macedonian expatriate populations around the globe with affordable links to their home nations.”

Flights to Bucharest will initially operate three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays. FZ797 is scheduled to depart Dubai Terminal 2 at 09:15, landing in Bucharest at 13:30 local time. The return flight, FZ798, departs at 14:15, arriving in Dubai at 20:00 local time. From 28 October 2012, flydubai will increase the frequency of flights to four a week adding a Thursday service.

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