flydubai’s latest new route is Tbilisi in Georgia
- flydubai, which only celebrated its second birthday back in June, has launched twice-weekly 737-800 flights to Tbilisi (TBS), the capital of Georgia, from its Dubai (DXB) hub. The airline now serves 45 destinations non-stop from Dubai and will be competing on the Tbilisi route with Georgian Airways, which also operates two weekly flights. Announcing the route back in September, flydubai’s CEO Ghaith Al Ghaith said: “We are grateful to the Georgian authorities for welcoming flydubai into Tbilisi. As Georgia’s largest city as well as its industrial, social, and cultural centre, Tbilisi is gaining prominence in the Middle East both as a business and leisure destination. Also, improving air links between Dubai to Central and Eastern Europe is of great strategic importance to us. There are more than 55,000 expatriates from this region residing in the UAE and more than a million tourists visiting the emirates every year. We hope our network of direct flights will play a part in making travel between the UAE and Central and Eastern Europe easier and more affordable.” Other carriers to have launched new routes to the Georgian capital this year include Air Astana (from Almaty) and China Southern (from Ürümqi), while next February will see Qatar Airways launch daily flights from Doha via Baku in Azerbaijan.