flydubai launches flights to Minsk
flydubai, the Dubai-based airline, has launched flights to Minsk, the capital of Belarus. The airline will operate three flights a week between Dubai International (DXB) and Minsk National Airport (MSQ) starting from February 20. It will be the first Dubai-based carrier to offer direct flights on this route.
With the addition of Minsk, flydubai will grow its network to more than 70 destinations. The airline has been steadily increasing its operations and has recently announced the start of flights to a number of destinations including Colombo, Doha, Istanbul and the Maldives as well as new routes such as Grozny, Malta, Salzburg and Tel Aviv.
Ghaith Al Ghaith, chief executive officer at flydubai, said, “Minsk is a new destination to join our network and highlights our commitment to open previously underserved markets. We now operate flights to 72 destinations, more than 40 of which did not previously have direct air links to Dubai or were not served by a UAE national carrier from Dubai.”
Jeyhun Efendi, senior vice president, Commercial Operations and E-commerce at flydubai, added, “We are pleased to be the first Dubai-based airline to operate direct flights between Dubai and Minsk. flydubai offers passengers convenient connections and an opportunity to travel to 155 destinations through Dubai’s international travel hub. We offer convenient and reliable travel services to our passengers whether they choose to travel in Business Class or Economy Class. All our passengers can expect a comfortable onboard travel experience. We look forward to welcoming our first passengers on our flights to Minsk.”
Belarus is strategically located between Lithuania, Poland and Russia with Minsk as its capital. The city attracts tourists with its rich history and beautiful landscapes which serve as the perfect backdrop for adventure travel and outdoors activities.
Emirates will codeshare on this route offering travellers more seamless connections through Dubai’s international aviation hub to 155 destinations between both the Emirates and flydubai networks including Australia, China, Indian Ocean, Japan, South Asia and the United States.
flydubai’s passenger experience has been redesigned to enable travel in a safe environment that minimises crew and passenger contact and offers passengers confidence to travel at every step of their journey.