Emirates will codeshare on this route offering travellers more seamless connections through Dubai’s international aviation hub to 155 destinations between both the Emirates and flydubai networks including Australia, China, Indian Ocean, Japan and South Asia. /TradeArabia News Service
Dubai-based low-cost carrier flydubai’s first flight to Tirana touched down today (March 29) in the Albanian capital of Tirana, marking the start of service from Dubai.
The aircraft departed Dubai International (DXB) at 09:44 and arrived in Tirana International Airport (TIA) at 13:46 local time. The flight was welcomed on arrival by a ceremonial water cannon salute and representatives from the airport and Albanian government officials.
Flydubai will serve this route with twice weekly flights, on Thursdays and Sundays. With the introduction of the new service, flydubai is the first airline to provide direct airlinks from the United Arab Emirates to Albania.
Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer at flydubai, said: “we are pleased to be the first UAE-based airline to operate direct flights between Dubai and Tirana. We hope these direct airlinks support trade and tourism between the two countries in the future as travel restrictions begin to ease. We look forward to seeing demand grow on this route and to increasing the frequency of our flights.”
Volker Wendefeuer, Chief Operation Officer of Tirana International Airport stated: “we have worked intensively for this route and we are happy to connect two countries with great potential for growth in the economic and tourism sectors. I wish flydubai a great beginning here and a lot of success for all the parties that have been involved in completing this grand project.”