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flydubai inaugurates new passenger service to Belgrade

Aviation Business' 'Low-Cost Airline of the Year' expands network.
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flydubai has inaugurated services to its 46th destination – Serbia’s White City, Belgrade. The new route is flydubai’s 12th destination in Central and Eastern Europe, a region key to the low-cost carrier’s development strategy.

flydubai flight FZ713 took off for Nikola Tesla Airport at 0910hrs on Monday, landing in Belgrade at 1155hrs local time. The new route marks flydubai’s entry into Serbia and further strengthens flydubai’s international route network which currently spans 46 destinations in 27 countries across the GCC, Middle East, North Africa, the Indian subcontinent, Asia and the fringes of Europe.

Speaking at an official press conference attended by top Serbian government officials, flydubai CEO Ghaith Al Ghaith said: “I would like to take this opportunity to extend my gratitude to the Serbian authorities. Thanks to their strong support, the UAE is now connected to a destination that appeals to a wide variety of travellers, and we are thrilled to provide a low-cost, direct connection to one of the world’s most exciting destinations. The new route will enable UAE’s leisure and business travellers to enjoy and experience the city’s many attractions. We also hope the new flights will help the 5000-strong Serbian community in Dubai to visit friends and family back home more often.”

Located at the convergence of the Danube and Sava Rivers, Belgrade is both the capital and the largest city of Serbia. With a population of 1.7 million, it is one of the world’s fastest growing cities and has fostered strong tourism and financial sectors. It is also the regional base for a large number of regional MNCs (multi-national companies) including AXA, Intel, Motorola, Kraft Foods, Microsoft, Unilever, P&G amongst others.

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