UAE - flydubai touched down in Milan Bergamo Airport (BGY) yesterday (March 15) to a water cannon salute, marking the start of flydubai’s five-times weekly operations to the Italian city.

With this, flydubai’s network in the country grows to four points including Catania, Naples and Pisa.

The carrier will increase the frequency to a daily service from 18 April 2023. Emirates will codeshare on these routes and the flights will operate from Terminal 3 at Dubai International (DXB), offering travellers more seamless connections through Dubai’s international aviation hub.

Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer at flydubai, said: “we are pleased to see our network in Italy grow to four points since our first entry to the market in 2018 with the start of flights to Catania. There is a large demand for travel from Dubai and the region and our flights to Milan-Bergamo, as well as the other points in Italy, will give passengers the opportunity to enjoy convenient direct operations to some of Italy’s most attractive regions. We look forward to welcoming passengers from Italy onboard to Dubai and beyond onto the growing flydubai network.”

Emilio Bellingardi, Managing Director of SACBO, said: “the start of flydubai's operations is of great importance as it further expands Milan Bergamo Airport’s network and offers direct access to Dubai International Airport. Passengers can not only access the heart of one of the most popular and attractive tourist destinations in the world, they can also benefit from a large network of connections. We hope flydubai passengers enjoy the services our airport has to offer that have made Milan Bergamo Airport the “Best European Airport” in the five to 15 million passenger category in 2022.”

Bergamo, a historic city in northern Italy, has been designated alongside Brescia as the Italian Capital of Culture for 2023. This prestigious title recognises the city's vibrant cultural scene, with a year-long programme of exhibitions, concerts, performances, and other events highlighting its artistic heritage and contemporary creativity. Milan Bergamo Airport offers passengers convenient access to the city with various transportation options including buses and private transfers.

Commenting on the launch of flights, Jeyhun Efendi, Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations and E-commerce at flydubai, said: “We are looking forward to increasing the frequency to the market to accommodate the increasing demand for travel in the summer. Passengers can enjoy the convenience of travelling to Dubai as well as explore popular holiday destinations including the Maldives, Sri Lanka and Thailand. Our flights will be operated by our fleet of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft which feature a lie-flat seat in Business Class and additional comfort in Economy Class.”

Passengers travelling on a Boeing 737 MAX aircraft can enjoy more comfort and an enhanced travel experience. The new cabin offering features a lie-flat seat in Business Class and, in addition to the extra space and privacy. Economy Class offers new seats, which are designed to optimise space and comfort.

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.

Return Business Class fares from DXB to BGY start from AED12,015 ($3,270) and Economy Class Lite fares start from AED2,015. Return Business Class fares from BGY to DXB start from EUR3,000 and Economy Class Lite fares start from EUR500.

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