flydubai adds Mykonos and Santorini to Summer 2021 Schedule
Flydubai will offer three weekly flights to Mykonos and Santorini from June 18th through September 29, 2021. The added service increases the carrier’s summer seasonal offer to six destinations including Bodrum, Trabzon, Batumi and Tivat.
On Monday (May 24, 2021), Flydubai announced the addition of Mykonos and Santorini in Greece to their summer 2021 seasonal schedule. The carrier will offer three weekly flights to the Greek islands from June 18th through September 19, 2021, expanding the number of summer seasonal destinations on offer to six, including Bodrum and Trabzon in Turkey, Batumi in Georgia and Tivat, Montenegro. The announcement follows the opening of a safe travel corridor between the UAE and Greece for fully vaccinated travelers on May 18, 2021. Customers holding vaccination certificates issued by health authorities can travel between the UAE and Greece without having to quarantine.
In Monday’s announcement, flydubai’s Senior Vice President – Commercial Operations, Jeyhun Efendi, said,
“We are excited to grow our network and give passengers more options to travel this summer. Demand for travel has started to increase as more countries gradually lift restrictions on international travel. The UAE has recently added Bahrain, Greece and Serbia to the safe travel list which has encouraged more people to start planning their summer holidays. Mykonos and Santorini will be popular choices for travel from the UAE and GCC.”
Emirates will codeshare on the route, offering travelers seamless connections through their international travel hub in Dubai. Flights to Mykonos International Airport (JMK) and Santorini (Thira) Airport (JTR) will operate from Dubai International Airport’s (DXB) Terminal 3 on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Flights to Santorini will operate via a short stop in Mykonos, while return flights from Mykonos will operate via a short stop in Santorini. Return Business fares on both routes start at AED 8,000 (US $2,178) and return Economy Class fares start at AED 2,500 (US $681).
Flydubai will also resume flights to Batumi (Georgia) and Tivat (Montenegro) on June 25th and both destinations offer UAE residents a visa upon arrival. Service to Bodrum and Trabzon (Turkey) will start on June 4th and June 24th respectively. From July, the carrier will also offer flights to Naples and Salzburg. As previously announced, flydubai has introduced a complimentary IFE streaming service on their fleet of 36 Boeing 737-800NGs, so guests can enjoy entertainment on their personal mobile devices.
flydubai was founded in 2009 and currently serves over 70 destinations in 47 countries across Africa, Central Asia, the Caucasus, Europe, the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council), the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent. The Dubai-based carrier has opened more than 40 new routes that previously did not have direct air links to Dubai. flydubai operates a single fleet type of 51 Boeing 737s including 36 Next Generation 737-800s, 11 737 MAX 8s and three 737 MAX 9s. The airline has carried over 75 million passengers since 2009.