Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Dubai-based flydubai announced new routes to Thessaloniki from June this year, the airline said Wednesday being the the first UAE airline to operate flights to Thessaloniki.Chief executive of the carrier said the addition, which also includes flights to Aqaba, will increase the number of underserved markets by flydubai. “We are looking forward to the start of flydubai’s flights to Aqaba and Thessaloniki. Both cities are major economic, industrial, commercial centres and very popular leisure destinations especially in the summer,” Mr Al Ghaith said. Jeyhun Efendi, Senior Vice President Commercial (UAE, Middle East, Europe and CIS), said the move will make the destinations “more accessible for travellers” especially those looking for new destinations to explore. “[This] will undoubtedly stimulate the traffic flows and tourism between the UAE, Greece and Jordan,” he said. Making these destinations more accessible to travellers looking for news destinations to explore, will undoubtedly stimulate the traffic flows and tourism between the UAE, Greece and Jordan,” Mr Efendi said. Thessaloniki is the second-largest city in Greece with over one million inhabitants and has a major transportation hub for the country and Southeastern Europe, notably through the port of Thessaloniki. While the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) reported that for the last two years Greece’s growth had been nearly twice the global industry average of 3.9 percent, tourist travel to Thessaloniki rose by more than five percent in 2016 compared to the previous year, Aristotelis Thomopoulos, President of the Thessaloniki Hotels Association had told Praktoreio 104.9FM. flydubai flights to Thessaloniki will operate three times a week starting June 15.
British air passengers have been voted the biggest in-flight drinkers, yet boozy Brits are warming to the idea of alcohol-free flights, according to our latest research.British holidaymakers were voted the biggest drinkers by international cabin crew, beating the Russians into second place.* Over half (54%) of Brits admit to kicking off their holiday with a stiff drink in either the airport or onboard their flight.However, while many enjoy a tipple at 35,000ft, flying dry is becoming a more popular option, with 41% of Brits surveyed saying they would rather book an alcohol-free flight if it were offered by airlines. For almost a quarter (24%) the main motivation for flying dry was to avoid drunken passengers ruining the experience.Unusually, the younger generations are most strongly in favour of banning alcohol on flights. Brits aged 18-24 were revealed as the ban’s biggest supporters, with only 18% claiming to enjoy in-flight drinking, compared with all older age groups. By contrast, holidaymakers from the North East are most strongly against ditching the drink.This comes after recent debate about the future of in-flight alcohol served by commercial airlines, with Russian officials calling for an alcohol ban on all flights to prevent drunken behaviour on board.Although British and Russian travellers might be the biggest on-board drinkers, these results are a clear sign that the popularity of alcohol-free flights is on the rise. It seems that travellers would prefer to forgo their favourite tipple rather than spend several hours sitting next to someone who has had one too many!*Survey conducted by Skyscanner of 700 cabin crew members polled via cabincrew.comReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedCredit crunch hit Brits still willing to book flights to the MedCredit crunch hit Brits still willing to book flights to the MedSwine flu does not affect Brits’ travel arrangementsBritish holidaymakers who have booked flights to Europe this summer are refusing to let the swine flu outbreak affect their plansHolidaying Brits more likely to sunbathe than visit cultural attractionsBrits spend more time sunbathing and drinking in bars than holidaymakers from other European countries.