Flydubai announced that Catania and Naples in Italy, Salzburg in Austria and Malta will join its European network from May 2021. The airline has expanded its network to more than 65 destinations as countries are gradually lifting travel restrictions.

In addition to Catania, Malta, Naples and Salzburg, the carrier will fly to 20 destinations in Europe, including Belgrade, Bucharest, Helsinki, Istanbul, Krakow, Prague and Sofia.

Flydubai flights to Malta International Airport and Catania International Airport will commence on 12 May 2021 with four times weekly service, and flights to Naples International Airport will resume from 13 May 2021 with a three times weekly service.

The carrier becomes the first UAE-based carrier to offer direct flights between Dubai International Airport and Salzburg Airport from 13 May 2021 with a four weekly flights service.

“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,” said Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer at flydubai.

Emirates will codeshare on these routes and the flights will be operated from Terminal 3 at Dubai International, offering passengers smoother connections via Dubai’s international aviation hub to 155 destinations between both the Emirates and flydubai networks including Australia, China, Indian Ocean,Japan and South Asia.

Malta International Airport, also known as Luqa Airport, is the main international airport serving Malta and the Maltese Archipelago. Malta is a popular tourist destination and will provide passengers from the United Arab Emirates and the region with a greater choice of culture, heritage, health and wellness holidays.

Salzburg International Airport, also known as Wolfgang Amadeus Airport or WA Mozart Airport, is an airport serving the metropolitan region of Salzburg in Austria. It is located close to the German-Austrian border and is the second largest airport in the country and the gateway to the popular Ski Amadé region.