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Flydubai lands in Thessaloniki

Posted 27 June 2018 · Add Comment

Flydubai has inaugurated its flights to Thessaloniki becoming the first UAE carrier to offer direct flights from Dubai.

 

Today’s flight from Terminal 2, Dubai International landed at Thessaloniki Airport "Makedonia" and was greeted by a water cannon salute.

On board the flight was a delegation led by Jeyhun Efendi, Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations at flydubai. On arrival in Thessaloniki, the delegation was greeted by Khaled Alqaydi, the Chargé d’Affaires for the UAE Embassy in Greece and George Vilos, Executive Director of Commercial & Business Development, Fraport Greece Management.

Jeyhun Efendi, Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations at Flydubai said: “As the first carrier to operate direct flights from Dubai to Thessaloniki we are excited about the new opportunities that this route will provide for trade and tourism between the UAE and Greece. Since more than 70% of our network was previously underserved we remained committed to the vision set for us to create free flows of trade and tourism and to strengthen direct air links with the UAE.”

Trade between the UAE and Greece continues to grow. Currently there are more than 170 Greek companies registered with the Dubai Chamber of Commerce, while non-oil trade between the UAE and Greece exceeded $212 million in the first nine months of 2017, a growth of 10 per cent over the same period in 2016. Greece has also been working closely with the UAE to development platforms to target compelling investment opportunities found in key sectors of Greece’s Economy.

“Thessaloniki remains a popular leisure destination and with the start of these flights, we expect more passengers to take advantage of our reliable and affordable services to discover this beautiful country,” said Efendi.

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