|Flydubai to Bosnia and Croatia from December|
Flydubai will inaugurate flights to Sarajevo and Zagreb on December 8 and December 16 respectively. The low cost airline will operate two weekly flights from Dubai to Bosnia and Herzegovina’s capital while services to Zagreb will run three times per week. Commenting on the launch, Flydubai’s CEO, Ghaith Al Ghaith, said: “We remain focused on opening up underserved markets and strengthening air links from Dubai’s aviation hub to the region. The new flights to Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia represent new opportunities for travel, trade and tourism for passengers in both countries and the United Arab Emirates”. Flydubai will become the first carrier to operate direct flights from Dubai to Sarajevo and Zagreb.
These two new routes bring the number of destinations the low cost airline serves in Central and East Europe (CEE) and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) to 26. The airline will then serve a total of 75 destinations within a five and a half hour flying radius of Dubai. Economy class return fares from Dubai to Sarajevo and Zagreb start from 420 euros with twenty kilograms of checked-in luggage free of charge. Furthermore, Flydubai will offer its business class service on both of these new routes with return fares starting at 1.570 euros and forty kilograms of checked-in luggage free of charge. All prices include taxes. Tickets are already on sale through the airline’s website.
Flydubai’s new flights to Bosnia and Croatia will give travellers an opportunity to transit via Dubai and connect to Emirates’ network to the Far East, South East Asia and Australia. On its Zagreb service, the low cost airline will compete indirectly against Qatar Airways, which will launch three weekly nonstop flights from Doha to Zagreb from October 1. The addition of Sarajevo and Zagreb to its network will see Flydubai serve a total of four cities in the former Yugoslavia this winter, complementing its existing flights to Belgrade and Skopje. The service to Belgrade will operate three times per week this winter while flights to Skopje will run twice per week. Details on the new Sarajevo and Zagreb flights can be found by clicking the provided links.