flydubai’s new route to Bucharest was celebrated in the Romanian capital by Ovidiu Silaghi, Romanian Minister of Transport and Infrastructure; flydubai’s CEO Ghaith Al Ghaith; and Yacub Yousif Al Hosani, UAE’s Ambassador to Romania. This is the Dubai-based low-cost airline’s first route to the EU.
- flydubai continued expanding its network to Eastern Europe on 1 October when the Emirati low-cost airline began operating three weekly flights from its Dubai (DXB) base to Romania’s capital Bucharest (OTP). Notably, this is flydubai’s first route to a destination in the European Union. The operator of 189-seat 737-800s competes with Tarom’s also thrice-weekly operations. flydubai’s CEO Ghaith Al Ghaith said: “Since the launch of our first flight to Central & Eastern Europe with our service to Baku in Azerbaijan, in November 2009, flydubai has expanded rapidly to become the leading airline servicing the region. With the addition of Bucharest, we now fly to 13 destinations across eight countries in the region.”