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flydubai recognised at the Aviation Achievement Awards

flydubai recognised at the Aviation Achievement Awards

Ghaith Al Ghaith named CEO of the Year while the airline was awarded Low-Cost Airline of the Year

flydubai, the Dubai-based airline, has been recognised at this year’s Aviation Achievement Awards in two categories. Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer at flydubai was named CEO of the Year and the carrier was awarded Low-Cost Airline of the Year.

Hamad Obaidalla, Chief Commercial Officer at flydubai, collected the awards on behalf of the airline during a ceremony on Tuesday evening in Dubai. “The awards celebrate key achievements in the aviation industry and honour excellence in leadership, innovation and resilience. The recognition demonstrates the commitment and hard work of everyone at flydubai, while reflecting our agility as a business and the contributions we have made to the travel sector in the last year”, said Obaidalla.

Earlier this month the carrier reported a profit of AED 841 million (USD 229 million) for the year ending 31 December 2021 and this is attributed to the strong business model that has served it well through the pandemic. As demand returned, these strong fundamentals have translated into a significant improvement in the carrier’s financial performance. 

flydubai has inaugurated its new service to AlUla in the beginning of March this year, growing its network to more than 95 destinations in 50 countries operated by a single fleet-type of 62 Boeing 737 aircraft.

About flydubai

From its home in Dubai, flydubai has created a network of more than 125 destinations served by a fleet of 86 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 86 Boeing 737 aircraft and includes: 29 Next-Generation Boeing 737-800, 54 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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