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.
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.