Travel Talk with Phil Blizzard in the capital of Thailand talking to Ghaith al Ghaith, chief executive, flydubai. The launch of the airline’s ‘double daily’ service from Dubai to Bangkok, by Dubai’s fastest growing airline, is the focus of this edition of Travel Talk. Phil Blizzard flew on board the business class configured 737-800 for ‘One Night in Bangkok’.
Dubai’s fast growing carrier, flydubai, has announced the launch of its rewards programme OPEN, reports Phil Blizzard in Dubai. Commenting on the launch of the online rewards programme, Ghaith Al Ghaith, chief executive, flydubai told Breaking Travel News: “We are committed to introducing product innovations that enhance the overall customer experience with flydubai.”
Passenger traffic at Dubai’s second airport, Dubai World Central continued the upward trend in the first half of the year surging more than 95 per cent, according to the traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports. Passenger traffic for the first six months of the year totalled 410,278, up 95.4 per cent compared to 209,989 passengers recorded during the corresponding period in 2015.
A significant increase in passengers is expected to travel every day with flydubai this Eid break, reports Phil Blizzard in Dubai. With this in mind, flydubai has compiled a list of its most important travel tips to help travellers maximise this holiday.
Dubai-based flydubai has announced that it will begin daily operations to Prague from July 1st, up from four weekly flights, reports Phil Blizzard. Ghaith Al Ghaith, chief executive of flydubai, told Breaking Travel News: “We are delighted to offer more flights to Prague which remains a popular destination for our passengers in the GCC.”
A Boeing 737-800 passenger jet operated by the low-cost carrier, flydubai, has crashed in the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, killing all 55 passengers and seven crew on board.
flydubai has reported profits of AED100.7 for 2015 following a stronger second half-year which saw increased numbers of passengers travel across its network. Total revenue for the full year was AED4.9 billion, an increase of 11 per cent compared to 2014.
flydubai’s inaugural flight has arrived in the capital city of Eritrea, Asmara. Ghaith Al Ghaith, flydubai chief executive Officer said: “The addition of Asmara to our network reflects our commitment to enhancing air connectivity to Dubai which includes 67 points that did not previously have direct air links to Dubai or were underserved.”
Dubai Airports has announced that 6.68 million passengers passed through Dubai International in July -up 29.6 per cent from the same month last year when traffic numbers were affected by a runway refurbishment programme. Passenger numbers in July totalled to 6,682,676 compared to the 5,155,771 handled in July 2014 when the airport was reduced to one runway while a $1bn refurbishment programme was conducted over an 80 day span.
With low-cost Middle Eastern carrier flydubai preparing to welcome the latest additions to its fleet, Breaking Travel News’ Phil Blizzard here visits Seattle to discover how Boeing prepares its aircraft for their first flight.