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flydubai continues to support governments and authorities with their repatriation efforts

The carrier has operated 23 repatriation flights carrying more than 2,800 passengers from the UAE between 19 March and 08 April 2020.

Dubai-based flydubai continues to support governments and authorities across its network with their repatriation efforts helping them to make arrangements for their citizens to return home.

The carrier has operated 23 repatriation flights carrying more than 2,800 passengers from the UAE between 19 March and 08 April 2020. These repatriation flights operated to Afghanistan, Croatia, Egypt, Iran, Russia, Sudan, Somaliland and Thailand with the approval of the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), the Civil Aviation Authorities of the respective countries as well as the Ministries of Foreign Affairs.  

Operating from Terminal 2 at Dubai International (DXB) these flights carried only passengers outbound from the UAE, while Nationals of the UAE were able to travel on the return sector. flydubai transported essential goods in the belly-hold of its passenger aircraft in both directions, supporting trade and the transport of medical supplies across its network during these unprecedented times.  

Hamad Obaidalla, Chief Commercial Officer of flydubai, said: “we acknowledge the challenges we are all facing in dealing with this pandemic and the impact it will have not only on our industry, but also on our livelihood and how we do things moving forward. We choose to remain focused on how we can contribute to easing the strain, enabling the movement of essential goods to where they are needed and bringing people back home where possible. We remain committed to supporting requests from governments to operate repatriation flights for their citizens. We look forward to resuming our operations when the time is right and we are working closely with the authorities. The safety of our passengers and everyone at flydubai will always be our priority.”  

The carrier will operate up to ten more repatriation flights over the next week and continues to coordinate closely with the authorities on bringing UAE Nationals home free of charge.

 flydubai is following the directives issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the local health authorities. The airline has a thorough enhanced cleaning and disinfection process in place for all its aircraft. flydubai will continue to work closely with its strategic partners to ensure that all safety measures are in place and in line with international standards.   

About flydubai

From its home in Dubai, flydubai has created a network of more than 125 destinations served by a fleet of 87 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 125 destinations in 58 countries across Africa, Central Asia, the Caucasus, Central and South-East Europe, the GCC and the Middle East, the Indian Subcontinent, and South-East Asia.

Serving underserved markets: Opened more than 90 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 87 Boeing 737 aircraft and includes: 29 Next-Generation Boeing 737-800, 55 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 03 Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft.

Enhancing connectivity: Carried more than 100 million passengers since it began operations in 2009.


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