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flydubai flies flag across its network

Airline marks the UAE’s 42nd National Day and successful Expo 2020 bid with flag-waving display

flydubai has marked the UAE’s 42nd National Day with a flag-waving display across its network. The display also marks Dubai’s successful bid to host the World Expo 2020.

Every time a flydubai aircraft touched down at each destination across its network, pilots and cabin crew members from over 90 nationalities, flew the UAE flag high to celebrate UAE National Day, which is held annually on 02 December.

Commenting on both celebrations, flydubai’s Chief Executive Officer, Ghaith Al Ghaith stated: “We have witnessed a historic moment with Dubai confirmed as the host city for the World Expo 2020. Combined with the 42nd National Day celebrations, it is a special time for the nation. The vision and leadership of our country has been key to flydubai’s growth.  With over 90 nationalities at flydubai it is a reflection of the cultural diversity of the UAE and the strength of Expo 2020.” 

In 2013, flydubai announced 16 new routes and increased the frequency of several destinations across its network of 66 destinations.

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 236 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 47 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 59 aircraft including Boeing 737 MAX 8, MAX 9 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 70 million passengers since it began operations in 2009.

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