Flydubai will start flying to Minsk, the capital of Belarus, from February 20.

It’s the first Dubai-based airline to offer direct services to city, operating flights three times weekly.

The addition of Minsk will grow the Flydubai network to more than 70 destinations.

The airline recently announced the resumption of flights to a number of destinations including Colombo, Doha, Istanbul and the Maldives, as well as the launch of new routes such as Grozny, Malta, Salzburg and Tel Aviv.

Belarus is strategically located between Lithuania, Poland and Russia with Minsk as its capital. The city attracts tourists with its rich history and beautiful landscapes which serve as the perfect backdrop for adventure travel and outdoors activities.

Emirates will codeshare on this route offering travellers more seamless connections through Dubai’s international aviation hub to 155 destinations between both the Emirates and Flydubai networks.

Passengers are reminded to ensure they are up to date with IATA Travel Centre for their whole journey and to follow guidance issued by the relevant authorities and the airline.