Three new flight routes for the UAE in 2020

From Penang via Singapore to the southern coast of Spain’s Costa del Sol

Three new flight routes for the UAE in 2020

We’re finally past the longest month of the year (or it seems that way), so it's probably time to start planning some holidays.

Luckily for residents of the UAE, air carriers across the country will launch three new flight destinations for travellers to explore, but more importantly, spend a relaxing staycation in.

From Emirates launching a new route to Penang, Malaysia later this year to Etihad Airways introducing direct flights to Málaga in the southern coast of Spain’s Costa del Sol, it’s time to explore new spots in the world – with ease.

Take a look below and start planning that holiday.

Batumi, Georgia
Fancy seeing all the botanical gardens, roaming around a waterfront promenade with a park and beach and checking out a 130m-high Alphabetic Tower? Your next trip should be to Batumi.

The third largest city in Georgia, travellers can now head to the Black Sea resort and port city through flydubai from summer 2020.

It was originally available in 2019, but after winter, it will return on Tuesday May 26, operating three times per week until Friday July 3. But wait, it will then increase to five times a week until Saturday August 29.

Get booking.
From Tue May 26-Sat Aug29. www.flydubai.com

Penang, Malaysia
Dubai’s flagship airline already operates in Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur, but now travellers can head to another destination, just to change things up.

Penang will become Emirates’ second destination in Malaysia after its capital, Kuala Lumpur, which the airline currently serves with three flights a day and is a route that has been operating since 1996.

The city is known for its rich heritage and architecture, vibrant multicultural society and natural beauty of its beaches and hills. Yes, it’s definitely worth a visit.

It will launch a new daily service from Dubai (DXB) to Penang International Airport (PEN), via Singapore (SIN), from Thursday April 9.
From Thu Apr 9. www.emirates.com.

Málaga, Spain
We’ll take any excuse to sit on the sands of southern Spain while eating tapas and sitting in the sun. So what better place to hop on a plane to this summer than new spot from Etihad Airways, Málaga, Spain?

The seasonal flight route from Abu Dhabi will be kicking off from Friday June 26 until Saturday September 12, every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. So, have an early weekend or kick off the week.

It’s known for being the birthplace of Spanish artist Pablo Picasso, along with being an entry point to visit Andalucía, with neighbouring cities like Marbella only an hour's drive away.

The new flight path will be the first and only to connect the UAE with the gateway to Andalucía, with flights will run via Rabat. Chill in Málaga then head off to Andalucía. Easy.
Fri Jun 26-Sat Sep 12. Every Wed, Fri and Sat. www.etihadairways.com.

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