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Explore the World from the UAE: New Flight Routes in 2024

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New Horizons: Flydubai and Etihad Airways Expand their Global Reach

The United Arab Emirates, renowned for its dynamic and progressive aviation sector, is set to offer globetrotters an array of exciting destinations in 2024. As regional airlines like Flydubai and Etihad Airways expand their networks, travelers from the UAE now have more options to explore diverse cultures and landscapes. Here’s a look at some of the new flight routes.

From January 17: Mombasa, Kenya with Flydubai

Flydubai is set to operate direct flights to Mombasa, Kenya’s second-largest city, known for its rich history and picturesque beaches. Flights to Moi International Airport will commence from January 17, with services scheduled four times a week. This new route will not only open doors to the enchanting city of Mombasa but also serve as a gateway to East Africa.

From February 10: Langkawi and Penang, Malaysia with Flydubai

Starting February 10, Flydubai will introduce a daily service to Langkawi International Airport via Penang International Airport. Both Langkawi and Penang are top tourist destinations in Malaysia, offering a mix of beautiful beaches, rich cultural heritage, and delicious cuisine.

From March 31: Boston, USA with Etihad

Etihad Airways will begin flying four times weekly to Boston from March 31, complementing its existing routes to New York, Washington, and Chicago. Travelers will fly aboard the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, arriving in a city rich in culture and history.

From May 1: Nairobi, Kenya with Etihad

Etihad will launch a new route to Nairobi, Kenya, starting May 1. Ideal for safari enthusiasts, Nairobi is a hub for natural beauty and wildlife. The route offers travelers easy access to Kenya’s spectacular landscapes, including the Maasai Mara National Reserve.

From June 2: Malaga, Spain with Etihad

Resuming on June 2, Etihad’s flights to Malaga will run thrice weekly. Malaga, a city on Spain’s Costa Del Sol, is known for its vibrant culture, beautiful beaches, and delicious cuisine.

From June 15: Santorini, Greece and Nice, France with Etihad

Etihad will reinstate its bi-weekly flights to Santorini, Greece, and commence a twice-weekly service to Nice, France, both starting on June 15. Santorini offers stunning views and romantic getaways, while Nice is famous for its scenic waterfront and cultural heritage.

From June 17: Mykonos, Greece with Etihad

Etihad will resume its bi-weekly flights to Mykonos, a popular summer destination, from June 17. Known for its vibrant party scene and rich history, Mykonos offers a blend of entertainment and culture.

These new routes reflect the UAE’s commitment to connecting its residents to a wider world of experiences, cultures, and destinations. With the ease of travel and an array of options, the year 2024 promises to be a year of exploration and adventure for UAE-based travelers.

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