Flydubai’s inaugural flight between Dubai and Milan-Bergamo Airport in Italy touched down on Friday, March 15, 2023. The route will be operated five times weekly, with frequencies increased to daily from April 18, 2023.
On Wednesday (March 15, 2023), flydubai announced the completion of their inaugural flight between Dubai (DXB) and Milan-Bergamo (BGY) on Friday, March 10th, expanding their Italian network to four destinations. The route will operate five times weekly, with frequencies increasing to daily from April 18, 2023. The new Milan-Bergamo route joins existing service to Catania, Naples and Pisa. Flydubai will also launch nonstop service between Dubai and Cagliari from June 22, 2023. Emirates will codeshare on these routes and the flights will operate from DXB’s Terminal 3.
Speaking at a conference on Friday, March 10, 2023 at Milan-Bergamo Airport, flydubai’s Chief Executive Officer, Ghaith Al Ghaith, said,
“We are pleased to see our network in Italy grow to four points since our first entry to the market in 2018 with the start of flights to Catania. There is a large demand for travel from Dubai and the region and our flights to Milan-Bergamo, as well as the other points in Italy, will give passengers the opportunity to enjoy convenient direct operations to some of Italy’s most attractive regions. We look forward to welcoming passengers from Italy onboard to Dubai and beyond onto the growing flydubai network.”
flydubai and Milan-Bergamo Executives Celebrate the Launch of Inaugural Service to the Airport on Friday, March 10, 2023 - Courtesy flydubai
Also commenting on the new route, flydubai’s SVP – Commercial Operations and E-commerce, Jeyhun Efendi, said,
“We are looking forward to increasing the frequency to the market to accommodate the increasing demand for travel in the summer. Passengers can enjoy the convenience of travelling to Dubai as well as explore popular holiday destinations including the Maldives, Sri Lanka and Thailand. Our flights will be operated by our fleet of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft which feature a lie-flat seat in Business Class and additional comfort in Economy Class.”
Milan-Bergamo Airport’s operator SACBO’s Managing Director, added,
“The start of flydubai's operations is of great importance as it further expands Milan Bergamo Airport’s network and offers direct access to Dubai International Airport. Passengers can not only access the heart of one of the most popular and attractive tourist destinations in the world, they can also benefit from a large network of connections. We hope flydubai passengers enjoy the services our airport has to offer that have made Milan Bergamo Airport the ‘Best European Airport’ in the five to 15 million passenger category in 2022.”
Since commencing operations in 2009, flydubai has grown their network to over 110 destinations across 53 countries in Africa, Central Asia, the Caucuses, Central and South-East Europe, the GCC and the Middle East, and the Indian Subcontinent. The carrier has opened more than 70 new routes that did not previously have direct air links to Dubai or were not served by a UAE carrier. flydubai operates a single fleet type of 71 Boeing 737 aircraft including 32 Boeing 737-800NGs, 36 Boeing 737-8 MAX, and three Boeing 737-9 MAX jets.