Flydubai expands Italian network with new Olbia route


The carrier will fly three times a week to Sardinia's Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport

Dubai-based carrier Flydubai has marked its inaugural service to Olbia, becoming the first UAE carrier to operate direct flights from Dubai. 

The carrier has launched its three-times weekly service to Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport (OLB) as part of its seasonal operations, growing its network in Italy to five points, including Catania, Milan-Bergamo, Naples and Pisa.

Flights between Terminal 3, Dubai International (DXB) and Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport (OLB) will operate on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 22 June 2023 to 30 September 2023.

Return Business Class fares start from AED11,725 and Economy Class Lite fares start from AED3,000.

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Flydubai chief executive officer Ghaith Al Ghaith said: “We are committed to opening up underserved destinations and we are excited to offer our customers more options for travel during the summer with the launch of flights to Olbia in Sardinia. 

"Since 2018, when we first started operations to the region, Italy has been a popular destination for customers from the GCC and we look forward to offering more options for travel as Flydubai enters another record-breaking summer.”


Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport chief executive officer Silvio Pippobello added: “Thanks to Flydubai’s extensive network, today’s inaugurated connection significantly enhances the connectivity of the island for the benefit of the region and the local population, while also providing a crucial opportunity for our tourist destination to officially open up to the global market. 

"Starting from today, in fact, Sardinia can be easily reached with just one stop from every corner of the planet. We thank the airline for believing in our destination, the region of Sardinia.”

Olbia joins Flydubai’s network of seasonal summer destinations, which include Batumi, Bodrum, Corfu, Dubrovnik, Mykonos, Santorini, Tivat and Trabzon.

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