flydubai soaring high for over 14 years now
Dubai, United Arab Emirates— flydubai, the Dubai-based low-cost carrier, marked its 14th anniversary on the first day of June with a pledge to better improve its services and serve more passengers which now enjoy a network of 120 destinations in 52 countries.
The airline made its maiden voyage on 01 June 2009, flying from Dubai to Beirut. Since then, it has changed the way people travel around the region.
Commenting on the airline’s 14th anniversary, His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of flydubai, said:“flydubai has been at the forefront of opening previously underserved destinations from Dubai; facilitating flows of trade and tourism, and strengthening the cultural and social ties between people from different countries.
“flydubai has proven its ability to adapt and take decisive actions, even during challenging times, thanks to its operational efficiencies and robust business model. This was evident in the way the airline navigated the challenges during the pandemic: preserving the workforce, continuing to grow its network and returning to pre-pandemic levels in record time. All of which was achieved capitalising on its internal resources.”
Over the past 14 years, flydubai has opened more than 75 new routes that did not previously have direct air links to Dubai or were not served by a UAE national carrier from Dubai. It has grown its work force to nearly 5,000, representing 136 nationalities. It has grown its fleet to 78 Boeing 737 aircraft and has carried over 90 million passengers over the years.
“14 years ago, our first flight took off with the commitment to make travel more accessible, supporting Dubai’s economic and tourism goals while keeping passengers at the core of everything we do. I am proud of the growth we have achieved along the way.We have evolved to adapt to the changing market and customer needs, we have played a vital role Dubai’s aviation success story and we continue to invest in further improving our operational efficiencies and customer experience and challenge conventions of travel in the region,” said Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive officer at flydubai.