flydubai’s Dubai to Skopje
A giant cake with two landmarks; Skopje’s Old Stone Bridge and Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. Cutting the cake were Mile Janakieski, Macedonian Minister of Transport and Communication; Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO flydubai; and Murat Ornekol, COO of TAV Holding.
- flydubai continued expanding its network into Eastern Europe, on 18 October launching two weekly flights to Skopje (SKP), the capital of Macedonia – the country analysed by anna.aero last week. The low-cost airline will operate the route from its Dubai (DXB) base twice a week with its 189-seat 737-800s. The intercontinental route is a major milestone for Skopje, which generates traffic flows to and from Australia that is home to a sizeable Macedonian community. Through a partnership with its full-service sister airline Emirates, flydubai feeds passengers to their joint hub in Dubai. flydubai’s CEO, Ghaith Al Ghaith, said: “More than 40 per cent of our route development this year has taken place in Central & Eastern Europe and with the addition of Skopje, we are connecting the UAE to another underserved market. This illustrates our commitment to this region, while also opening up opportunities for cooperation and collaboration with different nations.”