flydubai Launch 50th Destination in Less Than Three Years
Wednesday, 08 February 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.

A delegation of UAE and Kyrgyz state officials, including the UAE Assistant Minister for Economic Affairs, Khalid Al Ghaith and Uzar Kamelov, Head of the Department of International  Economic Cooperation – Ministry of Foreign Affairs joined flydubai CCO Hamad Obaidalla for this occasion

Khalid Al Ghaith, UAE Assistant Minister for Economic Affairs, said: “On behalf of the UAE Government, I would like to congratulate flydubai and the Kyrgyz authorities on the start of this new direct service. Not only will it help establish and strengthen ties between the two countries, but it will also help increase accessibility to the UAE. I hope people from both nations take advantage of these flights to experience our respective nations and that we will enjoy a closer relationship for many years to come.”

Inaugurating today’s flight, Hamad Obaidalla, CCO of flydubai, said: “Today is a momentous day for flydubai. Not only is Bishkek the 50th destination we have started operations to, but it also marks our entry into the Kyrgyz Republic. I’d like to thank the authorities for their help with starting this service, which I am sure will be well received by passengers around our network.”

flydubai’s CEO, Ghaith Al Ghaith, said: “This inaugural flight represents an important moment in flydubai’s illustrious growth. When we started operations in June 2009, we made a conscious decision to expand as quickly as possible, adding aircraft and destinations at a rapid pace in order to offer more choice and attract more passengers, thereby creating a sustainable and profitable business model for the future. Our strategy has clearly paid off as today we have 21 aircraft and an international route network that spans 28 countries across the GCC, Middle East, North Africa, Indian Sub-continent, Asia and Central & Eastern Europe – making us the fastest growing start up airline in the world ever.”

flydubai has also invested in systems, procedures and training programmes to support its rapid expansion and consistent levels of service. “As part of Dubai’s commercial and tourism infrastructure, we represent not just Dubai’s ambition and growth but also its commitment to quality. With this in mind, we have married a low cost model with innovation and excellent service.  Our success proves that with smart investments, efficient operations and hiring the right people, low cost travel can be convenient, comfortable and cost-effective,” stated Ghaith Al Ghaith. 

flydubai’s network expansion is supported by its growing fleet which current inventory are 21 Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft and over the past three years has incorporated avant-garde systems such as Boeing Sky Interior and the ‘Fiber-To-The-Screen®’ (‘FTTS®’) In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) system from Lumexis.

Al Ghaith.added “The safety and comfort of our passengers and crew is our number one priority. Additionally, with an 85% on-time performance record, we encourage more people to travel to more destinations, more often as know they can rely on flydubai whether travelling for business or leisure,”

Source: flydubai