FlyDubai will introduce next year a direct route Iasi – Dubai, announced Friday in Iasi, Hamad Obaidalla, company’s chief commercial, announced on Friday. Also, as of next week, FlyDubai will start to operate daily flights between Bucharest and Dubai.
“There is great potential in Iasi and my presence here shows the company’s interest in this area,” FlyDubai official stated.
Last year, the international airport in Iasi had a traffic of 380,000 passengers, and this year the traffic is estimated at 850,000 passengers.
FlyDubai recorded a 60 percent decrease in profit in 2015, due to the appreciation of the US currency. Thus, airline’s profit fell from EUR 24.3 million in 2015, after recording a profit of EUR 60.4 million in 2014.
Four airlines are linking Iasi to Europe and Israel. Wizz Air is flying to most destinations (Milan, Venice, London, Larnaca, Bologna, Tel Aviv, Catania and Rome), followed by Tarom (London, Istanbul, Munich, Rome, Bologna, Turin, Tel Aviv) and Blue Air (Paris, London, Rome, Barcelona, Brussels, Cologne) and Austrian Airlines who operates flights to Vienna.
Dubai Aviation Corporation or FlyDubai is a low-cost airline with its head office and flight operations in Terminal 2 of Dubai International Airport. FlyDubai was officially set up in March 2008 by the Government of Dubai, forming the city’s first low-cost airline and in June 2009 FlyDubai flew its first commercial flight to Beirut. Today, FlyDubai operates more than 1,400 flights a week with over 500 pilots and 1,000 cabin crew.
The airline operates between a total of 95 destinations, serving the Middle East, North Africa, East Africa, the Indian subcontinent, Asia and Europe from Dubai. FlyDubai’s fleet consists of Boeing 737-800s with up to 189 seats and a flying range of over 6 hours.