One million people take flydubai in its first year

The budget carrier is one of the fastest growing start-up airlines

Fly Dubai has reached its first year of operation
Fly Dubai has reached its first year of operation

Flydubai has reached its first year in operation with almost one million passenger bookings.

The airline's first flight took off to Beirut on June 1, 2009 and 12 months later the airline has built a network of 21 destinations, 16 of which are operational, with five to follow later this month, making it one of the fastest growing start-up airlines.

Traffic on the Dubai-Beirut route has increased by 33 percent and Dubai-Amman route has grown by 40 percent since last year.

In the first year flydubai operated almost 8,000 flights,  85 percent of which departed on time.


Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO, flydubai said:  “We are very proud of what we have achieved this year. We have a taken a theory and turned it into a reality and that reality is a product that people really like.

“We have big plans for the future and we hope to continue to be as successful as we have been in our first year.”

 In the coming months, the budget carrier is expecting to receive a further five aircraft and will fly to over 25 destinations by the end of this year.

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