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Travel News: New routes from the UAE in 2019

Find the latest information on new routes from the UAE. Book cheap flights to the latest destinations from the United Arab Emirates.
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The Best New Routes from the UAE

Consider booking flights from UAE airports to some of the new routes operating in 2019. Some of the best new routes from the UAE 

  • flydubai will fly to Budapest in Hungary and Naples in Italy
  • Air Arabia will fly from Sharjah to Prague
  • Etihad are to increase flights to Barcelona
  • Emirates introduce new service to Glasgow
  • Emirates expand codeshare with South African Airlines
  • Recently introduced flights from Dubai to Stanstead Airport
  • New flights from Dubai to Shanghai

flydubai Launches New Routes to Europe

flydubai has announced the start of two new routes to Europe. 

The budget airline will operate up to five flights a week to Naples from June 4, 2019, becoming the first UAE carrier to offer direct flights to the Italian city.

Daily flights to Budapest will start on June 27, 2019 and will be in addition to the current service offered by Emirates.

Emirates will codeshare on both routes, which will operate from Terminal 3 at Dubai International.

flydubai will operate the new routes on the brand-new Boeing 737 MAX 8, which features a flat-bed in business class.

flydubai’s route network in Europe currently includes 24 points in Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Macedonia (FYROM), Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Turkey and Ukraine.

Air Arabia introduce flights to Prague 

Air Arabia has introduced a flight to a new European destination, Prague in the Czech Republic, direct from Sharjah, UAE.

The 6 hour 50-minute flight operates five times a week, every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

Travelers from the UAE now have a new route to reach popular attractions like Charles Bridge, Prague Castle and Wenceslas Square. 

Air Arabia, currently operates flights to more than 150 routes across the globe from four hubs located in the Middle East and North Africa.

Etihad Airways introduce more flights to Barcelona

Abu Dhabi airline Etihad Airways plans to introduce its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft on its Barcelona route from February 22, 2019.

The Dreamliner will replace the two-class Airbus A330-200 that currently operates the five-times weekly route – launched in November.

Etihad will increase frequency to a permanent daily operation from March 31.

Emirates introduce A830 flights to Glasgow

Emirates have announced that they will introduce an A830 service from Dubai to Glasgow Airport. The flight will operate from April 2019 on a daily basis throughout the summer season until the end of October. 

The move marks the first time the popular super jumbo aircraft will operate on a scheduled basis to Scotland with Glasgow Airport confirming that they will spend £8m to invest in infrastructure to make sure they are fully prepared. The flight will operate from April 2019 on a daily basis throughout the summer season until the end of October. 

Emirates recently launched a direct flight to the Scottish capital, Edinburgh, another new route from the UAE. 

Emirates Expands Codeshare with South African Airways

Emirates Airline has announced a new deal that will expand its partnership with South Africa’s flag carrier. The Dubai-based airline and South African Airways are expanding their code share agreement, opening up new routes from the UAE for both carriers through Dubai International Airport.

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Flights from Dubai to Stansted Airport

Emirates recently introduced daily flights to Stansted Airport in the United Kingdom. 

Emirates is the first airline to operate a direct flight linking Dubai and Stansted, which has transport links with London and the south of England. 

The service runs on the Boeing 777-300ER which has improved business and economy class cabins as well as fully enclosed private suites in first class.

China Eastern fly from Dubai to Shanghai

China Eastern recently introduced three new weekly non-stop flights between Dubai International Airport and Shanghai.

The new route from the UAE provides better flight options between the two destinations, in addition to the already existing flights between Shanghai and Dubai that have a stopover in Kunming.

Emirates also operate direct flights between Dubai and China’s biggest city.

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