Dubai: Low-cost carrier flydubai is shifting 10 of its flight operations at Dubai International Airport to Terminal 3 from its long-standing home at Terminal 2, the airline announced on Wednesday.
The move will be effective from December 2.
The flights include routes from Dubai to Belgrade, Bishkek, Bucharest, Catania, Dushanbe, Helsinki, Krakow, Prague, Rostov-on-Don and Salalah.
Other services will continue to operate from Terminal 2, Dubai International (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC).
This next step follows earlier announcements regarding the innovative partnership with Emirates, which goes beyond code-sharing to a number of initiatives spanning commercial, network planning, airport operations, the alignment of the frequent flyer programmes and an enhanced customer journey.
Shaikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman of flydubai, said in a press release that “last July, we announced the extensive code-share partnership which has seen Emirates and flydubai work closely together to offer customers unmatched opportunities to travel. As part of this next phase, flights to 10 flydubai destinations will operate from Terminal 3 optimising connectivity for their passengers from the world’s busiest airport.”
Passengers booked to travel to these destinations will be able to check in for their flight at the Business Class and Economy Class desks in the departures area of Terminal 3. Business Class passengers will be able to use fast track on the ground and enjoy other Business Class services, while transiting passengers will have a smooth and quick transit time.
Destinations have been chosen to help improve the connection between Emirates and flydubai. Further flights operating from Terminal 3 will be added in the summer schedule in 2019.
Passengers who have booked to travel to these destinations from this period will receive communications from flydubai in advance of their date of travel informing them of the change in flight number and terminal.