Airline begins direct daily service with Emirates codesharing on the route opening up more than 200 destinations
DUBAI, UAE, 2018-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — flydubai has launched its daily service to Kraków, becoming the first UAE carrier to offer direct flights from Dubai. The inaugural flight from Terminal 2, Dubai International landed at John Paul II Kraków Airport on 08 April and was greeted by a water cannon salute. The inaugural flight was piloted by a Polish Captain and First Officer and onboard there were Polish cabin crew members.
The delegation was led by Jeyhun Efendi, Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations (UAE, Middle East, Europe & CIS) at flydubai. HE Robert Rostek, the Polish Ambassador to the UAE, Thierry Aucoc, Senior Vice President, Commercial (Europe & Russian Federation) at Emirates joined the delegation together with representatives from the UAE media. On arrival in Kraków, the delegation was greeted by the UAE Ambassador to Poland, HE Dr. Yousif Eissa AlSabri, Radosław Włoszek, President of the Kraków Airport Board and Paweł Galiak, Aviation and Commercial Services Director at Kraków Airport.Speaking at a press conference to mark the occasion, Jeyhun Efendi, Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations at flydubai, said: “As the first carrier to operate daily, direct flights from Dubai to Kraków we are excited about the opportunities that this new route will provide for trade and tourism between the UAE and Poland. This route will be served by the newest aircraft in our fleet, the Boeing 737 MAX 8, which offers our passengers an exceptional travel experience. Not only does this offer our passengers from Kraków connections to more than 200 destinations from Dubai we also know that passengers travelling to Kraków will be keen to explore this popular tourist destination.”
For bookings under the codeshare, Emirates passengers receive complimentary meals and the Emirates checked baggage allowance on flights operated by flydubai in Business and Economy classes.
“A connection offered by the new carrier, flydubai, from Kraków to Dubai International (DXB), opens up wide travel options for passengers from southern Poland. Passengers will certainly appreciate the benefits of the agreement between flydubai and Emirates airlines,” said Radosław Włoszek, President of the Kraków Airport Board. “Kraków and Małopolska combine the tradition of many centuries with modernity. They are highly rated by foreign investors and recognized in international rankings. With the extensive tourist and cultural offer, visitors can plan an extraordinary holiday at any time of the year. The new connection is an opportunity for further development to our region and for creating new jobs as well,” he added.
With the upcoming launches of flights to Dubrovnik in Croatia on 10 April, flights to Catania in Italy and to Thessaloniki in Greece in June, flydubai’s route network in Europe will reach 26 points with 135 weekly flights.
Business Class return fares to Kraków will start at AED 6755/PLN 8231 while Economy Class return fares will start at AED 2325/PLN1121 including taxes.
Flights can be booked through flydubai’s website (flydubai.com), the official flydubai App, Contact Centre in Dubai on (+971) 600 54 44 45, the flydubai travel shops or through our travel partners.
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From its home in Dubai, flydubai has created a network of more than 100 destinations and over the next decade the airline will see its fleet grow by up to 296 aircraft. Since commencing operations in June 2009, flydubai has been committed to removing barriers to travel, creating free flows of trade and tourism and enhancing connectivity between different cultures across its ever-expanding network.
flydubai has marked its journey with a number of milestones that represent the scale of the ambition planned for the airline:
- An expanding network: Created a network of more than 90 destinations in 47 countries across Africa, Central Asia, the Caucasus, Central and South-East Europe, the GCC and the Middle East, and the Indian Subcontinent.
- Serving underserved markets: Opened up more than 71 new routes that did not previously have direct air links to Dubai or were not served by a UAE national carrier from Dubai.
- An efficient single fleet-type: Operates a single fleet-type of 61 aircraft including Boeing 737 MAX 8 and Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
- Record-breaking orders: Placed the largest single-aisle aircraft orders in the region at the 2013 and 2017 editions of the Dubai Airshow.
- Enhancing connectivity: Carried more than 50 million passengers since it began operations in 2009.
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