Flydubai to run two new summer routes to Greece

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  • Demand for travel to places outside MENA has risen after vaccine rollout
  • Flydubai seasonal routes will open only after Sept 29

With the rollout of more and more vaccines against coronavirus, and the decline in the rate of infection, Flydubai will be adding two more new routes this summer as there is a big demand for travel to places outside MENA.

From the middle of next month, the Dubai-based carrier will run three weekly flights to Mykonos International Airport (JMK) and Santorini (Thira) airport in Greece. However, the seasonal routes are slated to open only until September 29 this year. 

The announcement made today follows the opening of a travel corridor between the UAE and Greece, allowing vaccinated travelers to fly between the two countries without undergoing a quarantine.  Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO of Flydubai, also noted that there has been an uptick in demand for travel, as some destinations have eased their restrictions and the UAE’s green list has expanded. 

“Demand for travel has started to increase as more countries gradually lift restrictions on international travel. The UAE has recently added [more countries] to the safe travel list which has encouraged more people to start planning their summer holidays,” said Al Ghaith. 

As of May 23, Abu Dhabi has 29 countries in its “green” list of destinations, up from just 12 in late March. Travelers from the countries included in the list will not be required to undergo a quarantine upon their arrival. 


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