New Route of the Day (29 October 2023): flydubai between Dubai and Poznan
flydubai inaugurated flights between its hub in Dubai and Poznan in western Poland on Sunday 29 October. The 4,410-kilometre service will be maintained 3-weekly on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays with the 737 MAX 8 aircraft. The airline faces no competition on the route.
Flight FZ703 departs Dubai at 07:50 local time, arriving in Poznan at 11:40 local time. The return service, operating as flight FZ704, takes off from the Polish city at 12:40 local time, touching back down in the largest city in the United Arab Emirates at 21:25 local time.
What they said
Jeyhun Efendi, Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations and E-commerce at flydubai, said: “We are pleased to add Poznan as our third destination in Poland. We have seen tremendous growth in passenger figures for Poland over the years and the new service will further accommodate the increase in demand for travel. We have carried more than double the number of passengers to Krakow and Warsaw in 2022 compared to 2021 and we are optimistic this will continue in the months to come.”
Grzegorz Bykowski, Vice President of the Poznan-Lawica Airport Authority, added: “The start of flydubai’s direct flights from Poznan to Dubai is a milestone in the development of Poznan Airport’s network. On 29 October we inaugurated the first flight with this airline to this city in the UAE and we can already see that the connection is very popular. Poznan is the third city in Poland that has now gained a reliable connection to the Middle East and we are excited to provide residents of Poznan, Greater Poland and the entire western Poland region with direct flights to Dubai as well as flydubai’s network of over 115 destinations in 54 countries. The new route from Poznan to Dubai has opened up new travel opportunities which we expect will generate additional passenger flows in business and tourism and thanks to the cooperation of the Poznan-Lawica Airport and the Poznan Local Tourist Organisation, we look forward to introducing Poznan as an attractive tourist destination to passengers travelling from the UAE.”
flydubai now has 17-weely flights to Poland
flydubai has been steadily growing its operations to the Polish market and now maintains flights to three cities in the country - Warsaw WAW, Krakow and Poznan. Services to Warsaw are operated alongside flydubai’s partner Emirates.
Overall, flydubai maintains 17-weekly flights to Poland, of which services to Warsaw WAW and Krakow are daily. The airline has 2,822 weekly departing seats between Dubai and Poland, 498 of which are on the new Poznan service.
Poznan gets first Middle East route
Poznan is located in west-central Poland. It is an important cultural and business centre, and one of the country’s most populous regions. It is Poland’s fifth-largest city. The airport, Poznan-Lawica, is a Ryanair base. In addition to the ULCC, it is served by a handful of legacy carriers including KLM, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa and Scandinavian Airlines. flydubai becomes the first carrier from the Middle East to serve the city, with Dubai the first destination in the region to be linked to Poznan.