- The Dubai-based carrier becomes the first UAE airline to provide direct air links to the city in central Italy with three flights a week
- flydubai grows its network in Italy to three points, including Catania and Naples
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2022-Jun-28 — /Travel PR News/ — flydubai, the Dubai-based airline, celebrated its inaugural service to Pisa, becoming the first UAE national carrier to operate this route from Dubai. The airline will operate three weekly flights from Dubai International (DXB) to Pisa International Airport (PSA). Emirates will codeshare on this route, offering travellers more seamless connections through Dubai’s international aviation hub. Flights to Pisa will operate from Terminal 3 at Dubai International.
The inaugural flight arrived at Pisa International Airport (PSA) just after 12:00 local time on 24 June and was welcomed on arrival with a traditional water cannon salute and representatives from the airport and Italian government officials. On board the inaugural flight was a senior delegation led by Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer at flydubai.
Upon arrival in Pisa the flydubai delegation was met by an official delegation led by Marco Carrai, the president of Toscana Aeroporti. The welcome reception was followed by a press conference held at the airport.
Speaking at the press conference, Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer at flydubai, said: “We are excited to launch our third point in Italy this summer with our inaugural service to Pisa. Our strong business model and growing fleet have enabled us to offer passengers from across our network more choices for travel, and we can expect Pisa to be a popular destination for travellers from the UAE and GCC to discover the beauty of the Tuscany region. The start of flydubai operations to Pisa also reflects our commitment to opening up previously underserved markets and providing direct air links to Dubai. We look forward to welcoming our passengers on board.”
Marco Carrai, Chairman of Toscana Aeroporti S.p.A., said: “Today we inaugurate the connection between Pisa and Dubai and the beginning of the collaboration with the flydubai airline. We are facing a unique opportunity for the future development of our region. We are proud as Toscana Aeroporti to contribute to increasing the tourist and economic opportunities of our territory and to make Tuscany stronger through the restart and expansion of its airports.”
Pisa joins Catania and Naples as the third destination of flydubai’s network in Italy. From 24 June, flydubai also launches its three-times weekly service to Catania, with flights on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The carrier currently operates four weekly flights to Naples, with flights on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Passengers travelling to Italy on a Boeing 737 MAX aircraft can enjoy more comfort and an enhanced travel experience. The new cabin offering features a flat-bed in Business Class and, in addition to the extra space and privacy, passengers can sleep comfortably during their flight. Economy Class offers new RECARO seats, which are designed to optimise space and comfort so passengers can sit back, relax and enjoy their flight.
flydubai’s Boeing 737 MAX aircraft also features exceptional inflight entertainment with a full HD, 11.6-inch screen, with a wide selection of movies, TV shows, music and games. Passengers can enjoy complimentary seatback inflight entertainment in Business Class or purchase affordable inflight entertainment packages when travelling in Economy Class.
Flights will operate three times a week on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from Terminal 3, Dubai International (DXB) to Pisa International Airport (PSA).
Return Economy Class Lite fares from DXB to PSA start from AED 2,500 and Return Business Class fares start from AED 11,000. Return Economy Class Lite fares from PSA to DXB start from EUR 530 and Return Business Class fares start from EUR 2,500.
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Flights are available to book on flydubai.com, the official flydubai App, the Contact Centre in Dubai on (+971) 600 54 44 45, the flydubai travel shops or through our travel partners.
For the full timetable and fares, please visit: https://www.flydubai.com/en/plan/timetable
From its home in Dubai, flydubai has created a network of more than 95 destinations served by a fleet of 63 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:
An expanding network: Created a network of more than 95 destinations in 50 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 more than 70 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 54 Boeing 737 aircraft and includes: 36 Next-Generation Boeing 737-800, 15 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 3 Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft.
Enhancing connectivity: Carried more than 75 million passengers since it began operations in 2009.
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