Flydubai expands and modifies EX-YU operations
Hybrid carrier Flydubai will expand its presence in the former Yugoslavia in the coming months, with the airline starting flights to Ljubljana, further increasing frequencies to Sarajevo and starting Boeing 737 MAX operations to Belgrade. As recently reported, the carrier will inaugurate three weekly services to the Slovenian capital from September 24. So far, over 70% of passengers traveling between Ljubljana and Dubai have done so with Turkish Airlines. “For us, this new service creates new opportunities for growth and development. Operations will begin after the opening of the new passenger terminal, which represents a special turning point and a new era for our airport”, the airport general manager from Ljubljana, said Zmago Skobir.
Flydubai is expected to restore pre-pandemic frequencies on its service between Dubai and Sarajevo, tentatively scheduled from July 12. The carrier is expected to operate three daily flights during the peak summer months. Flydubai’s senior vice president of business operations and e-commerce, Jeyhun Efendi, previously told EX-YU Aviation news, “Sarajevo is one of our most popular routes, but it is quite seasonal. Over the years, we have witnessed almost 50% year on year. year of growth in the number of passengers on this route. Travelers on this service primarily come from Dubai, as well as our connecting flights from the Gulf. It is obviously a question of inbound tourism ”. All flights will be operated with the Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
The UAE airline has been one of the best performing foreign carriers in Belgrade since operations were reestablished in the city in June of last year following global lockdowns. The airline has already matched its pre-pandemic frequencies on the road, making daily flights. From July 1, it will deploy the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to all its services in Belgrade. The jet features an upgraded on-board product, including ten three-row, three-row, 198cm business-class fully-flat seats. The first and last rows are configured 2-2, but the middle row has only two “throne” seats. In addition, each seat has a 39.6 cm 1080p HD screen. In economy, the Recaro CL3710 seats are equipped with 29.4 cm HD screens.
|Flydubai B737 MAX business class cabin|
|Flydubai B737 MAX Economy Class Cabin|
Starting next Friday, Flydubai will reinstate seasonal two-week flights to Tivat, which will last until September 3, while its summer flights to Dubrovnik will not return this year. Services to Zagreb are scheduled to resume on September 1 with four weekly rotations, while Skopje is currently scheduled to return to the carrier’s network on November 1 with two weekly services.