Flydubai launches new flight route to a cool European City

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Change up your European city-break…

With things heating up in the UAE, it’s a good time to get away and explore one of Europe’s many chic and cool cities. What better time then, for flydubai to announce the start of flights to Sochi, Russia?

Not always first thought of when considering a European city break, Sochi is actually one of the most visited tourist hubs in Russia. Located on the Black Sea, it has beautiful beachside hotels, eclectic churches, a picturesque marina and a cool city vibe.

The flights will start from Friday June 7 and will run twice a week on Monday and Friday, operating from Dubai International Terminal 2. Flight EK2286 will depart from Dubai at 12.55am and arrive in Sochi at 03.50am. The return flight will depart Sochi at 05.10am and land in Dubai at 10.00am the same day.

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As well as the many beaches in Sochi, you’ll also get to experience dense forests and impressive mountains as a backdrop. Sochi is a popular destination for winter sports too, having hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics, so if you’re into your skiing or snowboarding, this is definitely one to add to your travel bucket list.

Sochi is one of three new destinations flydubai has recently announced it will begin flights to this summer.

Flights to the Italian city of Napes will begin from June 4, 2019, making the budget airline the first UAE airline to offer direct flights to the city. It will be shortly followed by the Dubai to Budapest route, which will begin from June 27, 2019.

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