Dubai: Budget carrier flydubai announced it will launch flights to Thessaloniki in Greece and Aqaba in Jordan from June 2018, making it the first UAE-based carrier to operate flights to these two cities.

Flights to Thessaloniki will operate three times a week starting from June 15, while flights to Aqaba will operate four times a week from June 16, flydubai said in a statement on Wednesday.

The routes bring the number of destinations served by flydubai in eastern and southern Europe to 27.