Dubai-based airline flydubai has announced the dates for the launch of flights to Cluj-Napoca in Romania.
The airline will operate twice-weekly flights between Dubai International and Avram Iancu International Airport Cluj starting from November 3.
flydubai operates a daily service between Dubai International and Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport, which will increase to a double daily operation from November.
With the start of flights to Cluj-Napoca in November, the carrier will serve the Romanian market with a total of 16 weekly flights.
CEO 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 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."
Cluj-Napoca is the second largest city in Romania with a dynamic economy and is the largest centre for business opportunities in Transylvania. Avram Iancu International Airport Cluj is considered an important gateway to the north-western region of Romania.
Located 10 kilometres east from Cluj-Napoca’s city centre, the airport is close to important attractions of the city; also known as “The heart of Transylvania.”
Commercial Operations and E-commerce Senior Vice President 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 Malé and Zanzibar.
"The twice-weekly service will also benefit the Romanian expatriate population in the UAE to travel home easily and offers passengers from the market a convenient option to visit Dubai during the Expo 2020 Dubai.”
Cluj-Napoca is strategically located and borders Hungary, Moldova and Ukraine allowing passengers from these markets to take advantage of flydubai’s direct airlinks to Dubai and its aviation hub.
Emirates will codeshare on this route offering travellers more connections through Dubai’s international aviation hub to 100 destinations between both the Emirates and flydubai networks including Australia, China, Indian Ocean, Japan, South Asia and the United States.-TradeArabia News Service