MIAMI – FlyDubai (FZ) has announced that Catania and Naples, Italy; Salzburg, Austria; and Malta will be joining its European network from May 2021. The carrier has grown its network to more than 65 destinations as countries continue to gradually lift travel restrictions.

With the addition of Catania, Malta, Naples and Salzburg the carrier will operate flights to 20 destinations in Europe including Belgrade, Bucharest, Helsinki, Istanbul, Krakow, Prague and Sofia.

FlyDubai flights to Malta International Airport (MLA) and Catania International Airport (CTA) will begin on 12 May 2021 with four times weekly service, while flights to Naples International Airport (NAP) will resume from 13 May 2021 with a three times weekly service.

The carrier becomes the first UAE-based carrier to offer direct flights between Dubai International (DXB) and Salzburg Airport (SZG) starting on May 13, 2021, with a four weekly flights service.

FlyDubai Boeing 737-800NG Photo: Marco Macca @aviator_ita / Airways

Statement from FlyDubai CEO


Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer at FZ, said, “with the start of flights to Catania, Malta, Naples and Salzburg we continue to gradually grow our network catering to an increasing demand for travel, as more passengers return to the skies and more countries ease restrictions on international air travel.”

“Since commencing operations in 2009, we have been committed to opening up previously underserved markets and the launch of our latest routes in Europe demonstrates our continuous efforts to offer more people the opportunity to travel more often while creating free flows of travel, trade, and tourism.”

Statement from FlyDubai’s Senior VP, Commercial Operations and E-commerce


Jeyhun Efendi, Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations and E-commerce at flydubai, added, “with the addition of these four routes to our network we offer more choice for travel from the UAE and the GCC while providing passengers from Austria, Italy, and Malta the opportunity to connect onwards to 155 destinations through Dubai’s international travel hub.” 

“Whether customers choose to travel in Business Class or Economy Class they can look forward to the convenience of direct connections as well as a comfortable onboard travel experience as they start their journey. We look forward to launching these flights in May.”

FlyDubai Boeing 737-800 Photo: Wikimedia

Statement from the Ambassador of the Republic of Malta


H.E. Maria Camilleri Calleja, Ambassador of the Republic of Malta to the United Arab Emirates, said, “connectivity is paramount for solid ties between States, and likewise between Malta and the UAE.” 

“Joined by the Malta Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs and Malta Tourism Authority, we are grateful to flydubai for announcing the route to Malta, providing an opportunity to foster and strengthen the political, commercial and people-to-people relations between our two countries.”


Featured image: FlyDubai Boeing 737-800NG. Photo: Marco Macca @aviator_ita / Airways