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flydubai concludes a month of Match Day Shuttle service operations at DWC

flydubai concludes a month of Match Day Shuttle service operations at DWC

• The Dubai-based carrier operated 1,290 flights between Dubai World Central (DWC) and Doha International Airport (DIA) from 21 November until 19 December 2022 • The carrier enabled more than 130,000 football fans, representing 171 nationalities, to travel conveniently to Doha

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 December 2022: Dubai-based flydubai announced today that it has enabled more than 130,000 football fans to travel conveniently to take part in the biggest football tournament in the world. The carrier has operated 1,290 flights between Dubai World Central (DWC) and Doha International Airport (DIA) between 21 November and 19 December.

Passengers from 171 countries travelled conveniently to Doha on these Match Day Shuttle flights to cheer on their favourite teams. The top 10 nationalities in terms of the number of passengers were the United Kingdom, India, United Arab Emirates, France, Argentina, United States, Morocco, Jordan, Canada and Brazil who made up to 60% of the overall number of passengers travelling on these shuttle flights.

Commenting on the Match Day Shuttle flights, Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer at flydubai, said: “We are very pleased that the special Match Day Shuttle service operations to Doha were a great success thanks to the support of the authorities in Qatar and all the stakeholders in Dubai. These shuttle flights enabled more football fans to travel and enjoy the excitement of the tournament with ease and convenience. Never before has there been up to 30 daily return flights between two countries in the region and this shows the high level of commitment, efficiency and collaborative approach required to successfully deliver this task.”

flydubai operated up to 30 daily Match Day Shuttle return flights between DWC and DIA, with a shuttle flight departing every 30 minutes during peak travel periods of the day. These flights were operated by seven of the carrier’s Boeing 737 aircraft which were temporarily deployed at DWC for the duration of the tournament. As the regional airline partner, flydubai unveiled a special football-themed livery on two of its new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, celebrating the win of the Argentina national football team.

“It has been an exciting month and we are proud to have contributed to the success of this exceptional world cup in Qatar. We would like to thank every passenger who chose to flydubai as well as everyone who worked hard to make this a reality”, added Al Ghaith.

 

About flydubai

From its home in Dubai, flydubai has created a network of more than 110 destinations served by a fleet of 72 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:

An expanding network: Created a network of more than 110 destinations in 53 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 more than 70 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 72 Boeing 737 aircraft and includes: 32 Next-Generation Boeing 737-800, 37 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 3 Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft.
Enhancing connectivity: Carried more than 80 million passengers since it began operations in 2009.

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