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flydubai spreads its wings with 16th aircraft

flydubai spreads its wings with 16th aircraft

On the third anniversary of the announcement of the formation of Dubai’s first low cost airline, flydubai welcomed its 16th aircraft, marking another milestone in the low-cost carrier’s growth. The new addition arrived on schedule and will support the airline’s expanding network of 33 routes across the Middle East, Asia, Africa and the fringes of Europe.

flydubai’s 16th Boeing 737-800NG, which carries the registration A6-FDP, arrived in Dubai at 2110hrs after making the journey from the manufacturer’s base at Payne Field, Seattle. It is flyduabi’s seventh aircraft to be fitted with Boeing’s new Sky Interior and the revolutionary Fibre-To-The-Screen in-flight entertainment system by Lumexis.

The new aircraft was welcomed by flydubai CEO, Ghaith Al Ghaith, who said: “We started out with one aircraft, a couple of destinations and the determination to be unique as well as accessible. Less than two years after operations began, we have a fleet of 16 aircraft, a growing network that spans destinations across the GCC, Middle East, Indian subcontinent, Africa, Russia and the former CIS, and have served hundreds of thousands of travellers. The numbers alone speak volumes about flydubai’s rising prominence as an airline that provides quality, comfort, convenience and value for money.”

flydubai, Dubai’s first low-cost airline, is arguably the world’s fastest growing start-up airline ever and has one of the youngest fleets in the world. Its network offers travellers affordable connections to 33 destinations including; Beirut (Lebanon), Luxor (Egypt), Lucknow (India), Baku (Azerbaijan) and Kathmandu (Nepal) amongst others.

flydubai is dedicated to making travel more accessible and affordable, taking every step to lower costs and pass on those savings to customers. All fares are one way and inclusive of taxes, one piece of hand baggage weighing up to 7kg and a small handbag or laptop bag. Customers then pay for the optional extras they wish to receive, such as checked baggage, which starts at AED50 for 20kgs, or a seat with extra legroom for AED100.