IATA Code: FZ | ICAO Code: FDB | Callsign SKYDUBAI

Emirate Group Building
Sheikh Zayed Road P.O.Box 353 UAE Dubai
Tel: +971 4-708-5741/2/3/4
Fax: +971 4-2200032

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)

flydubai fleet consists of the following aircraft :
  • 23 x Boeing 737-800
flydubai Launches Boeing 737 Training Facility at Dubai Airport Freezone
Thursday, March 1, 2012
flydubai, Dubai’s low cost airline, formally launched today a certified Boeing 737 training center located at Dubai Airport Feezone (DAF). According to the airline, the center is the only certified Boeing 737 facility in the UAE. The facility has been approved by the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA). Read More
flydubai Reports Goodrich Carbon Brakes on Boeing 737NG Fleet "Exceeded Expectations"
Monday, February 13, 2012
Singapore, Singapore Airshow,  /PRNewswire/  The flydubai fleet of Boeing 737-800 aircraft equipped with DURACARB® carbon brakes has accumulated over 140,000 brake landings to date with a projected industry-leading average brake life of 3,000 landings per overhaul. Read More
flydubai Launch 50th Destination in Less Than Three Years
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Dubai, flydubai, Dubai’s low-cost airline, launched  50th Destination in less than three years, marking its entry into the Kyrgyz Republic, flydubai’s inaugural flight to Bishkek landed at Bishkek International Airport this morning. Read More
flydubai Upgrades In-Flight Entertainment
Monday, February 6, 2012
Dubai, Dubai’s low cost airline, has launched its enhanced in-flight entertainment (IFE) system, offering additional movies, TV programmes and audio than any other carrier in its class. Read More
flydubai Expand More Routes to Saudi Arabia
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Dubai, flydubai, Dubai's low-cost airline, has added its seventh destination in Saudi Arabia, with the start of its three-weekly flights to Taif in the Makkah Province. Read More
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