Monday, June 17, 2024

Flydubai has carried over 90 million passengers in 14 years


Yesterday, Flydubai celebrated its 14th anniversary and on June 1, 2009, the company welcomed its first passengers on the inaugural flight FZ 157 from Dubai to Beirut.

In addition to opening more than 75 new destinations, the airline said in a statement yesterday that it has achieved several milestones in 14 years, with a network spanning 120 destinations in 52 countries from Italy to Thailand. Not previously connected with direct flights to Dubai or served by a national airline from Dubai.

While carrying more than 90 million passengers, its workforce has grown to around 5,000 employees representing 136 countries, while its fleet size has grown to 78 Boeing 737 aircraft.

Sheikh Ahmed bin Zayed Al Maktoum, Supreme Chairman of FlyDubai, said yesterday: “It was 14 years ago today that the first (flyDubai) flights took off and changed the concept of travel in the region.

“Over the years, Tanker has achieved great achievements and successes in the skies of Dubai, and today has become a major player in economic development and the aviation industry,” he said, noting that “Tanker first opened up unserved markets and connected them to Dubai, facilitating the flow of trade and tourism and a diverse population.” and strengthening intercultural relations.

And Sheikh Ahmad bin Zayed Al Maktoum continued, “(flydubai) has demonstrated its ability to adapt and manage smartly during challenges due to its high operational efficiency and strong business model, and this was most evident during the pandemic. resources and continued to expand its network, which enabled the turnaround. “The carrier achieved all this by relying solely on its own resources to implement and overcome the pre-pandemic levels quickly. We celebrate the 14th anniversary of (FlightBoy) and we appreciate the efforts of the task force and wish the airline further excellence and success in line with the vision of our brilliant leadership.” For his part, Ghaith Al-Ghaith, CEO of Flydubai, said: “14 years ago, our first flight took off with a commitment to make travel accessible and support Dubai’s economic and tourism goals, while our passengers are our priority and at the heart of everything we do.” He added: “I am proud of the growth we have achieved in this journey, we have always been able to adapt to changing market factors and customer needs and we have played a key role in the success story of air travel in Dubai. Continue to invest in further development of our operational capabilities to exceed customer expectations in general and follow an innovative concept of travel ». Al-Qaida pointed out, “The airline’s exceptional financial performance over the past year, continued investment in its workforce, innovative products and services and continued attraction of talent are key indicators of our readiness to reach new frontiers.”

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The airline currently serves destinations in 52 countries.

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