FlydubaiEmirate Group BuildingSheikh Zayed Road P.O.Box 353 UAE Dubai Tel: +971 4-708-5741/2/3/4Fax: +971 4-2200032www.flydubai.com
Ownership: Government of Dubai (100%)
The airline was founded on March 19, 2008 by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the chairman of Emirates Airline. Although flydubai is not part of The Emirates Group, Emirates supported flydubai during the initial establishing phase. On 14 July 2008 flydubai signed a firm order with for 50 Boeing 737-800s with a total value of 4 billion USD, with the option to change the order to the longer range Boeing 737-900ER, subject to flydubai requirement. Additionally, a leasing agreement was concluded with Babcock & Brown for four more 737-800s, planned to be delivered starting 2009. The first of these aircraft was delivered on 17 May 2009. Scheduled flights commenced on 1 June, with services to Beirut, Lebanon and Amman, Jordan. Since the referred aircraft delivery, the route network was significantly expanded.
Executives: Ghaith Al Ghaith (Chief Executive Officer), Kenneth Gile (Chief Operations Officer)
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 October 2012: flydubai, Dubai’s low-cost airline, took delivery of the first of three Boeing 737-800NG aircraft financed through a $117.5 million loan agreement with the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank).
Dubai, flydubai, Dubai’s low-cost carrier, today announced it is to start operations to Tabuk, Saudi Arabia (KSA), on 7 November 2012.
Dubai, flydubai, Dubai’s low-cost carrier, 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 0915hrs today (1 October), arriving at Henri Coandă International Airport (Bucharest Otopeni International Airport) at 1330hrs local time.