Low cost carrier Flydubai launched its flights to Makedonia International Airport, making it the first airline to fly direct from Dubai to Thessaloniki.
Flydubai said it would fly up to three times a week to the Greece’s northern city, with the route being offered to Emirates customers under a codeshare deal.
“As the first carrier to operate direct flights from Dubai to Thessaloniki we are excited about the new opportunities that this route will provide for trade and tourism between the UAE and Greece,” said Flydubai senior Vice President of commercial operations Jeyhun Efendi.
“Since more than 70 per cent of our network was previously underserved we remained committed to the vision set for us to create free flows of trade and tourism and to strengthen direct air links with the UAE.”
Business class return fares start at Dhs8,365 ($2,277) and economy Class return fares at Dhs1,879 ($511)
Flydubai inaugurated its flights to Thessaloniki with a flight from Terminal 2, Dubai International landed, landing at Thessaloniki Airport “Makedonia” and was greeted by a water cannon salute.
On board the flight was a delegation led by Jeyhun Efendi, Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations at flydubai. On arrival in Thessaloniki, the delegation was greeted by Khaled Alqaydi, the Chargé d’Affaires for the UAE Embassy in Greece and George Vilos, Executive Director of Commercial & Business Development, Fraport Greece Management.