flydubai launching services to Catania, Naples, Salzburg and Malta this May


flydubai will be adding Catania and Naples in Italy to its destination portfolio in May 2021, as well as Salzburg in Austria and Malta.

The Dubai-based airline has boosted its network to more than 65 destinations as countries continue to gradually lift travel restrictions.

With these additions, the carrier will now operate flights to 20 destinations in Europe including Belgrade, Bucharest, Helsinki, Istanbul, Krakow, Prague and Sofia.


Services to Malta International Airport (MLA) and Catania International Airport (CTA) will commence on May 12 with four times weekly services, while flights to Naples International Airport (NAP) will resume on May 13, and will run three times weekly.

The carrier will become the first UAE-based airline to offer direct flights between Dubai International (DXB) and Salzburg Airport (SZG), with four weekly flights commencing on May 13.

CEO, flydubai, Ghaith Al Ghaith declared: “With the start of flights to Catania, Malta, Naples and Salzburg, we continue to gradually grow our network catering to an increasing demand for travel, as more passengers return to the skies and more countries ease restrictions on international air travel. Since commencing operations in 2009, we have been committed to opening up previously underserved markets and the launch of our latest routes in Europe demonstrates our continuous efforts to offer more people the opportunity to travel more often while creating free flows of travel, trade and tourism.”

Emirates Airline will codeshare on these routes, with flights operating out of Dubai International Airport’s (DXB) Terminal 3.

Senior vice president, commercial operations and e-commerce, flydubai, Jeyhun Efendi declared: “With the addition of these four routes to our network, we offer more choice for travel from the UAE and the GCC, while providing passengers from Austria, Italy and Malta the opportunity to connect onwards to 155 destinations through Dubai’s international travel hub.

“Whether customers choose to travel in business class or economy class, they can look forward to the convenience of direct connections as well as a comfortable onboard travel experience as they start their journey. We look forward to launching these flights in May,” Efendi concluded.