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From August 2024, Flydubai will launch the route from Basel to Dubai with the latest Boeing 737 Max 8. Image: Flydubai

Flydubai presents new flight connection from Basel

In August 2024, Flydubai will launch a direct connection from EuroAirport in Basel to Dubai. The route will be operated four times a week. At the Flydubai workshop in Basel, it becomes clear that the airline wants to gain a real foothold in Switzerland.

"Who has ever flown with Flydubai?" asks Gajan Canagasaby, Flydubai Country Sales Manager for Switzerland, at the very beginning of the workshop. Not a single hand goes up. This is set to change, as Flydubai will be serving the Basel - Dubai route four times a week from 2 August 2024.

The state-owned airline is a codeshare partner of Emirates and is working to further expand its portfolio in Europe. The airline currently serves 129 cities and is adding direct flights to Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius to its flight schedule this year in addition to Basel.

Flights from Euro-Airport Basel will operate four times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Representatives from Flydubai and the Dubai Tourism Board introduced the new connection to the travel professionals during the workshop.

The flights from Basel to Dubai will be operated with the latest generation of the Boeing 737 Max 8, which has 156 seats in Economy Class and 10 seats in Business Class. The Business Class offering is similar to First Class, explained Canagasaby at the event in Basel. The seats offer additional comfort and space, making it possible to lie completely flat.

The representatives of Flydubai, the Dubai Tourism Board and Euro-Airport presented the new flight route. They were joined by Monica Guarnaccia Linder, Head of Marketing at Euro-Airport Basel (1st from left), Patty Waldmann, Senior Executive, Operations and Marketing (2nd from left), Gajan Canagasaby, Flydubai Country Sales Manager Switzerland (3rd from left) and Andrea Catto, Flydubai Senior Regional Manager Europe (6th from left). Picture: TN

"With their support, we will soon also be coming to Basel with the Boeing 737 Dreamliner," says Andrea Catto, Flydubai Senior Regional Manager for Europe. A collaboration with SBB and Deutsche Bahn is also planned for the journey to Euro-Airport in Basel. And Flydubai has even more goals: "We want daily flights from Basel to Dubai in the future," Canagasaby continued.

Last year, the airline had a record year and carried 31 per cent more passengers than in 2022. Founded in 2008, the Arab airline operates via Dubai Airport (DXB) and offers an extensive route network via its hub with numerous connecting flights to Central and South Asia, North Africa and the Middle East.