The Dubai-based airline will operate twice-weekly flights between Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Avram Iancu International Airport Cluj (CLJ) from March 20, 2021.
Today (February 25, 2021), Dubai-based carrier flydubai announced the expansion of their Romanian network with the launch of twice-weekly flights between Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Avram Iancu International Airport Cluj starting March 21, 2021. The new route will complement flydubai’s current double-daily service between Dubai and Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP). In Thursday’s announcement, flydubai’s Chief Executive Officer, Ghaith Al Ghaith, said,
“We first started operating to Bucharest with four flights a week in 2012. Since then, flydubai has more than tripled its operations to the market as demand has grown for commercial and cargo traffic between Romania and the UAE. We are excited to offer more options for convenient direct airlinks to the market with the start of our flights to Cluj-Napoca and we look forward to further stimulating travel and trade flows in both directions.”
Also commenting on the launch of the new route, flydubai’s Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations and E-commerce, Jeyhun Efendi, added,
“flydubai’s new service will offer more than 3.5 million people, living within few hours drive from the airport, the convenience of direct airlinks to Dubai. There is also the opportunity for passengers to connect travel beyond on our network to popular destinations like Colombo, Malé and Zanzibar. The twice-weekly service will also benefit the Romanian expatriate population in the UAE to travel home more easily.”
Located in the heart of Transylvania, Cluj-Napoca is Romania’s second largest city and the largest center of innovation and business opportunities in the region. The city is strategically located, bordering Hungary, Moldova and Ukraine, which will allow customers from these markets to take advantage of flydubai’s new direct connection to Dubai. Cluj-Napoca is considered the unofficial capital of the historic region of Transylvania and is home to numerous castles, fortresses, botanical gardens, museums and parks. The city offers UAE guests a perfect holiday destination with a vibrant culture, pleasant climate and an array of interesting attractions.
Emirates will codeshare on the route offering travelers even more seamless connections via Dubai to 155 destinations on both networks, including service to Australia, China, Indian Ocean, Japan, South Asia and the U.S.
flydubai was founded in 2009 and currently serves over 70 destinations in 45 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 37 Next generation 737-800s, 11 737 MAX 8s and three 737 MAX 9s. The airline has carried over 75 million passengers since 2009.