flydubai is a low-cost airline from the United Arab Emirates. Homeport – Dubai International Airport, Terminal 2.
“Flydubai” was created by the government of Dubai in 2008, and in 2009 the first plane was received and the company began to operate regular flights to Amman, Jordan, and Beirut, Lebanon.
Over the 8 years of its existence, the airline’s route network has expanded significantly, and the aircraft fleet has expanded many times.
flydubai is not officially a member of The Emirates Group, however, in the early days of its development, there was substantial support from the UAE’s largest carrier, Emirates.
- According to the influential British consulting agency SKYTRAX, specializing in the study of the quality of services provided by various air carriers, the airline was awarded three stars.
- “flydubai” is ranked 79th in the Safest Airlines of the World 2019 by Jacdec.
As of January 2014, the number of destinations on the flydubai network has reached 68 cities. Given that the company is a little over 4 years old, the growth rate is phenomenal.
As of January 26, 2020, there are 62 airliners in the flydubai fleet, another 2 are ordered. The average age of the aircraft is 4.2 years.
The oldest – Boeing 737-800, with a tail number – A6-FDG. His age is 8.9 years. The newest is the Boeing 737 MAX 8, with tail number A6-FMJ. He is 0.0 years old.
All planes arrived at the airline from the assembly line, none were overbought from other carriers.
In November 2013, flydubai placed an order to purchase 100 Boeing 737 MAX 8s, which began arriving in 2017.
Unlike most of the largest low-cost airlines that compose their aircraft with one economic class of service, flydubai introduced a business class on its flights in September 2013.
Thus, there are 2 cabin configurations:
- 21 aircraft with 189 economy class layout
- 14 aircraft with a layout of 12 business-class seats and 162 economy-class seats.
- Boeing 737-800
- Boeing 737 MAX 8
- Boeing 737 MAX 9