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 Contracts Jet Aviation for Technical Acceptance Procedure and Delivery of 737-800
Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Dubai, flydubai, Dubai's first low-cost carrier, has contracted Jet Aviation to conduct full technical acceptance procedures and delivery service on its fleet of new Boeing 737-800 jets.

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flydubai Selects Goodrich Carbon Brakes for Boeing Next-Generation 737 Aircraft
Monday, November 16, 2009

Charlotte, N.C. Goodrich Corporation's (NYSE: GR) Aircraft Wheels and Brakes business has been selected by flydubai to supply wheels and carbon brakes for its new fleet of 54 Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 aircraft. 

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GE Capital Aviation Services Announces Delivery of two Boeing 737s to flydubai
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Shannon, Ireland, GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) announced the delivery of two new Boeing 737-800s (serial numbers 40233 and 40234) to flydubai Airlines to help the carrier’s fleet expansion. Both planes were delivered in July. Read More
flydubai Signs Aircraft Financing dDal with GE Capital Aviation Services
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Dubai,  flydubai, Dubai's first low cost airline, has signed a deal to finance four Boeing B737-800 aircraft (worth US$320m list), with GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS).  The sale and leaseback agreement covers the aircraft due to be delivered to flydubai from Boeing in 2009, with two expected in July, one in October and one in December. Read More
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