Dubai-based low-cost carrier flydubai has inaugurated services to its latest destination in Central & Eastern Europe – Bucharest, the capital of Romania. The inaugural flight, FZ797, departed Dubai Terminal 2 at 09:15, arriving at Henri Coandă International Airport (Bucharest Otopeni International Airport) at 13:30.
Ghaith Al Ghaith, chief exexcutive of flydubai, has explained the importance of the UAE’s role in allowing the airline to flourish at the World Low Cost Airlines Congress held in London, UK. In his speech to leading aviation figures from around the globe, Al Ghaith said: “Throughout our three years of operations we have remained agile in our ability to capitalize on opportunities and we continue to challenge the conventions around low-cost travel.”
Travellers can now access a host of online functions and important travel information in the palm of their hand with the launch of a new mobile website from flydubai, Dubai’s innovative low-cost airline. Designed to work with any device that has an internet data connection and a web browser, the new mobile flydubai.com allows customers to book and pay for flights from almost anywhere in the world.
Low-cost airline flydubai has added another Iraqi destination to its network, with four-times weekly flights to Basra scheduled to begin on August 8th 2012. Basra joins the capital, Baghdad, plus Najaf, Sulaimaniyah, and Erbil, swelling flydubai’s Iraqi route map to five points, one of the most comprehensive networks to Iraq in the region.
BTN talks to Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO, Fly Dubai at Arabain Travel Market 2012
Low cost carrier flydubai is making its Arabian Travel Market debut this year as it showacases the latest in its in-flight entertainment (IFE) offering, with interactive demonstrations taking place on the company’s two-storey stand.
flydubai’s position as the world’s fastest growing start up airline has been underscored after its 10th aircraft of 2011 and 21st since beginning operations in June 2009 arrived in Dubai.
Boeing has delivered the 7,000th 737 to come off the production line to Dubai-based flydubai. The model is the best-selling commercial jetliner of all time with total orders exceeding 9,300 airplanes, including orders for the new 737 MAX.