The two airlines added 16 destinations since the beginning of 2023

Emirates Airline and flydubai raise their global network to 270 stations

The two airlines plan to launch additional flights on existing routes and "seasonal" destinations. Archival

Data released by Emirates Airlines and flydubai showed a continuous increase in the number of destinations within the network of the two airlines around the world, with the resumption of flights to more international destinations on six continents of the world, as well as the addition of new destinations to their global networks, since the beginning of this year.

According to data obtained by Emirates Today, the total destinations of the two carriers together by the end of the first quarter of 2023 reached 270 global destinations, where the Emirates network covered 150 destinations, including nine cities for air cargo services, while the network of «flydubai» grew to reach 120 destinations in 52 countries, including 75 destinations that did not previously have direct air links with Dubai, or were not previously served by direct flights from the emirate.

According to the data, the two airlines have opened and resumed flights to 16 stations since the beginning of the year, while the two airlines plan to add more flights to existing routes, as well as launch new stations, including seasonal destinations, in the coming months, according to the summer schedule.

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Emirates resumed services to four destinations, including Shanghai in January, with twice-weekly flights, then gradually increased them to a daily flight in March, and resumed daily service to Beijing from March.

In March, the airline resumed daily A380 service to Christchurch Airport with daily flights from Dubai to the New Zealand city via Sydney, after a hiatus of more than three years.

Emirates also resumed service to Tokyo Haneda Airport from April 2023, completing the rebuilding of its Japanese network and providing more choice and flexibility for passengers in this market.


According to the airline's data, it plans to add around 100 flights a week to 18 destinations across its network in Europe, Africa, Australia, New Zealand and East Asia in its summer schedule.

In addition, the company announced that it will launch a new daily service from Dubai to Montreal from the fifth of July, making Montreal the second gateway for the airline in Canada after Toronto.

The airline revealed that it was enhancing its services by adding two flights a week between Dubai and Toronto, but by the beginning of April it increased to daily flights on the busy route.


flydubai launched and resumed flights to 12 new destinations, including Milan Bergamo in Italy, Krabi and Pattaya in Thailand, Saint Petersburg in Russia, as well as the Somali capital Mogadishu, increasing to two daily flights from the first of June 2023, in addition to the destinations of Qaisumah, Al-Ula, Jizan and Najran, and the resumption of NEOM service in Saudi Arabia, and Ashgabat in Turkmenistan.

flydubai also resumed flights to Kazakhstan's Shymkent International Airport with twice-weekly flights.

With the commencement of flights to Shymkent, the airline's network in Kazakhstan expanded to include three destinations: Almaty, Astana, as well as Shymkent.

Codeshare partnership between flydubai and Air Canada

flydubai has announced a new partnership with Air Canada, giving passengers travelling between Canada, the Middle East, East Africa, the Indian Subcontinent and South Asia convenient travel options.

Pending final regulatory approval, the Canadian airline's code will be placed on seven flydubai-operated destinations from Dubai, enabling customers to travel to these destinations with a single ticket.

flydubai said in a statement that the nine routes include: Bahrain, Dammam, Jeddah, Medina and Muscat, in addition to flights to Colombo and Karachi in the Indian subcontinent.