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 Signs 10-Year OnPoint Solution Agreement for Its CFM56 Engine Fleet
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Le Bourget, flydubai, Dubai’s first low-cost airline, has signed a 10-year OnPointSM solution agreement with GE Aviation for the maintenance, overhaul and repair of its 109 CFM56-7B engines that power its Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 aircraft. Read More
flydubai Secures More than Three Quarters of a Billion Dollars of Aircraft Financing
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Dubai, flydubai, Dubai's first low cost airline, has announced aircraft financing worth more than US$750m in deals with GECAS (General Electric Capital Aviation Services) and BBAM. The financing will take care of the next nine aircraft flydubai is due to receive and secures all the airline's financing requirements until June 2011. Read More
First Boeing Next-Generation 737 with Goodrich DURACARB® Carbon Brakes
Monday, March 15, 2010
Dubai, The first Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft equipped with Goodrich Corporation (NYSE: GR) DURACARB® carbon brakes has been delivered to flydubai, Dubai's first low cost airline.This is the seventh Next-Generation 737 the airline has received in less than 10 months of commercial operations.  Read More
Rockwell Collins Provides Avionics Solutions for flydubai
Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Dubai, Rockwell Collins has been selected by flydubai, Dubai's first low cost airline, to provide avionics and a data link communication system for its fleet of 54 next-generation Boeing 737 aircraft. The announcement was made at the Dubai Airshow 2009.

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CFM International Recognized flydubai as one of the Recipients of the 20,000th CFM56 Engine.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Dubai, In a ceremony at the Dubai Airshow today, CFM International recognized flydubai as one of the recipients of the 20,000th CFM56 engine. The aircraft with the 20,000th engine was delivered to the airline in October of this year.In 2008, flydubai placed an order for 50 CFM56-7B-powered Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft and will have six aircraft by year-end.

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