In October, flydubai Cargo will begin direct flights from its home base in Dubai to Bucharest, Romania, and Skopje, Macedonia. According to a company press release, these flights — which will commence on October 1 and October 18, respectively — are the first direct links by a cargo operator between Dubai and each destination.
In addition to expanding its direct flights, the carrier has been busy forming interline agreements during its first year of existence. In the past 10 months, flydubai Cargo has entered into partnerships with Emirates, British Airways, Estonia Air, Coyne Airways and Jet Airways; the carrier has been focusing on spreading its network beyond the Middle East.
“Through these interline agreements we have opened new routes and thus new avenues for trade,” Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO of flydubai, said in a statement. “We are now able to deliver goods from Sudan to Sydney and also provide Nepal’s handicraft industry with access to consumers in the U.S., Europe and Australia.”
Flydubai Cargo has mostly been transporting meat, fruits and vegetables to the Indian subcontinent and the CIS. The carrier also flies a lot of live fish to Sudan.
“The wide range of products being transported by flydubai Cargo shows the demand for a timely, affordable and reliable service,” he said. “Less than a year into operations, we have grown our network as well as our customer base and aim to continue serving a global audience as our range and operations expand.”