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flydubai awards its top partners

Airline celebrates five years of connectivity in Abha

Dubai-based flydubai celebrated five years of operations to Abha, providing the southern city with connectivity to Dubai and beyond across its network of 89 destinations.

The airline hosted a dinner in Abha to extend appreciation to its partners who remain an integral part of the airline’s success.

Held on 10 February 2016, the event was attended by Abdul Baset Al Salafi, Director of Domestic Airports at the General Authority of Civil Aviation, Fahad Al Adwani, Director of Abha Airport as well as senior officials from the Ministry of Tourism.

Speaking about the occasion, Sudhir Sreedharan, Senior Vice President, Commercial (GCC, Subcontinent, Africa) at flydubai said: “We are pleased to have had the opportunity to serve Abha alongside our network across the Kingdom. It is with the support of the Saudi authorities and our partners that we were able to help people travel between Saudi Arabia and the UAE easily and conveniently.”

flydubai also presented its top agents with awards of excellence, followed by certificates of appreciation to the top performing staff members and a cake cutting ceremony.

About flydubai

From its home in Dubai, flydubai has created a network of more than 90 destinations and over the next decade the airline will see its fleet grow by up to 237 aircraft. Since commencing operations in June 2009, flydubai has been committed to removing barriers to travel, creating free flows of trade and tourism and enhancing connectivity between different cultures across its ever-expanding network.

flydubai has marked its journey with a number of milestones that represent the scale of the ambition planned for the airline:

  • An expanding network: Created a network of more than 90 destinations in 48 countries across Africa, Central Asia, the Caucasus, Central and South-East Europe, the GCC and the Middle East, and the Indian Subcontinent.
  • Serving underserved markets: Opened up more than 65 new routes that did not previously have direct air links to Dubai or were not served by a UAE national carrier from Dubai.
  • An efficient single fleet-type: Operates a single fleet-type of more than 50 Boeing 737 aircraft. 
  • Record-breaking orders: Placed the largest single-aisle aircraft orders in the region at the 2013 and 2017 editions of the Dubai Airshow.
  • Enhancing connectivity: Carried more than 75 million passengers since it began operations in 2009.

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