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Flydubai Celebrates 15 Years of Global Connectivity

From 125 Destinations to 100 Million Passengers, the Journey Continues

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Partha Pratim Ray
Partha Pratim Ray
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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Dubai-based carrier, flydubai, marks its 15th anniversary with a network of over 125 destinations across 58 countries. Since its launch in 2009, flydubai has been dedicated to breaking down travel barriers, promoting trade and tourism, and fostering connections between cultures.

In its 15 years of operation, flydubai has carved a significant niche for itself. The airline boasts an extensive network spanning over 125 destinations across a diverse range of regions, from Africa and Southeast Asia to Europe and the Middle East. Notably, flydubai has championed underserved markets, creating over 90 new routes that previously lacked direct connections to Dubai. This focus on accessibility is further complemented by a streamlined fleet of 87 Boeing 737 aircraft, ensuring operational efficiency. The success of this strategy is reflected in flydubai’s impressive passenger numbers, having carried over 100 million passengers since its inception. With its recent European expansion plans underway, flydubai’s commitment to connecting the world shows no signs of slowing down.

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Flydubai continues its growth trajectory, becoming the first UAE carrier to offer direct flights to Basel, Riga, Tallinn, and Vilnius in Europe. This expansion brings their European network to 44 destinations across 21 countries, enhancing passenger options from Dubai’s aviation hub.

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HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of flydubai says, “Today, on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of flydubai, I would like to congratulate the team at flydubai on the success they have achieved since their inaugural flight to Beirut on 01 June 2009. Flydubai has been inspired by the success and ambition of Dubai, which has been and continues to be a key contributor to the success of the airline. The vision of the leadership of the UAE has been a guiding principle; enabling the airline to grow, expand and adapt to the changing market requirements and further support trade and tourism. flydubai has become a key player in the aviation industry in the UAE and in the region, and a major contributor to Dubai’s socio-economic development. Looking to the future, I am confident of the further growth and success of the airline in line with Dubai Government’s efforts to further enhance Dubai’s position as a leading global aviation hub.”

Seasonal Summer Destinations

Flydubai is adding ten exciting seasonal destinations to its summer schedule, starting June 14th, 2024. Passengers can explore new destinations like Batumi, Corfu, Dubrovnik, Mykonos, Olbia, Santorini, and Sochi.

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Flydubai’s Award-Winning Connectivity

Flydubai’s commitment to excellent connectivity was recognized at the 2024 Business Traveller Middle East Awards, where they secured the “Airline with the Best Connectivity in the Middle East” award. This acknowledgment highlights flydubai’s dedication to fostering trade, tourism, and opening up new travel routes.

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