On the first day of Arabian Travel Market in Dubai, Breaking Travel News speaks to Jeyhun Efendi, senior vice president for commercial operations and e-commerce with flydubai, about the recovery of the low-cost aviation market in the Middle East.
Breaking Travel News chats with Sudhir Sreedharan, senior vice president of commercial operations for low-cost carrier flydubai on the first day of Arabian Travel Market in the United Arab Emirates.
Following the progressive resumption of passenger flights, the two Dubai-based airlines have revived their strategic partnership to offer customers increased connectivity.
Catching up with Breaking Travel News’ Phil Blizzard during Arabian Travel Market, Ghaith al Ghaith, chief executive of flydubai, tells us how the low-cost sector is developing in the Middle East and all about his plans for the year ahead.
Emirates Skywards has replaced flydubai’s frequent flyer programme, Open, officially becoming the loyalty programme of both carriers.
flydubai is the first national carrier for the UAE to create direct air links to the Congolese capital, Kinshasa, and with the start of the service sees its comprehensive network in Africa grow to 13 destinations in ten countries.
The daily flights, beginning on April 15th, will operate with an en-route stop in nearby Entebbe and will also be available for booking through the Emirates codeshare agreement.
Boeing and flydubai have finalised the purchase of 175 737 Max airplanes in the largest single-aisle jet order in Middle East history. The deal – which includes options for an additional 50 jets – is valued at $27 billion at current list prices.
Boeing and flydubai have signed a landmark agreement today for 225 737 MAX airplanes with a list price value of $27 billion. The deal represents the largest-ever single-aisle jet order – by number of airplanes and total value – from a Middle East carrier.