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flydubai Cargo thanks its partners

Airline recognises contribution of distributors and partners

flydubai Cargo held for the first time a Business Partner Recognition Dinner to recognise the hard work, dedication and commitment of its distributors and partners.

The event, held at the Dusit Thani Dubai, concluded a day of workshops and meetings designed to explore the challenges and opportunities in the logistics and cargo sector.

Commenting on the event, Hamad Obaidalla, Chief Commercial Officer at flydubai, said: "As with any operation within our airline, success is achieved by teams working efficiently together. Our partners, with their belief in our airline, have helped us build flydubai Cargo into an integral part of the business. We are grateful for the help and support of our cargo partners and look forward to building on this success."

At the dinner, certificates of recognition were presented to flydubai Cargo's top performing agents and partners by flydubai's Chief Commercial Officer, Hamad Obaidalla and flydubai's Vice President of Cargo, Mohamed Hassan.

"We launched our cargo division only two years ago and today we transport 3,200 tonnes of cargo on average per month. Our event is just a small way to thank those who have helped flydubai Cargo grow into the operation that it is today," said Mohamed Hassan, flydubai's Vice President of Cargo.

Since beginning operations, flydubai Cargo has achieved several milestones. flydubai provides cargo services to 74 destinations across its network and interline agreements with other carriers give it access to more than 250 destinations.

Furthermore, flydubai operates flights to 48 destinations which did not previously have direct air links to Dubai. The opportunity to ship goods directly has created new flows of trade that help to get shipments to their destinations in a simple, accessible and affordable way. In January 2012, the airline's cargo division implemented electronic Air Waybills (e-AWB) throughout its operation reducing the amount of paperwork needed for cargo deliveries while streamlining the process between different entities. flydubai Cargo's achievements have not gone unnoticed, with the division winning two awards in 2013. flydubai Cargo received the 'Cargo Operator of the Year' award from Aviation Business and the 'Outstanding Achievement' award at the Supply Chain and Transport Awards, an accolade it received for the second time in 2014.

About flydubai

From its home in Dubai, flydubai has created a network of more than 85 destinations and over the next decade the airline will see its fleet grow by up to 296 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 85 destinations in 45 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 71 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 58 aircraft including Boeing 737 MAX 8 and Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 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 60 million passengers since it began operations in 2009.

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