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flydubai recognised at the Business Traveller Middle East Awards

flydubai was named Best Low-cost airline serving the Middle East

flydubai, the Dubai-based carrier, was named the Best Low-cost airline serving the Middle East at this year’s Business Traveller Middle East Awards which was held virtually. Voted by the public and readers of the magazine, the recognition reflects flydubai’s ability to deliver convenient and reliable travel services in a safe and measured way during an unprecedented time for the aviation industry.

Following the temporary suspension of passenger operations in March 2020, flydubai focused its efforts on operating all-cargo flights to enable the movement of essential goods and supporting governments and authorities with their repatriation efforts. With the resumption of its scheduled services from 07 July, flydubai redesigned its entire passenger experience to enable travel in a safe environment that minimises crew and passenger contact. The airline has introduced COVID-19 cover to encourage more people to travel with ease of mind and has also partnered with local health providers to offer passengers PCR testing at special rates.

Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer at flydubai, commented on the occasion: “We are pleased to be named Best Low-cost airline serving the Middle East for the fourth time in five years by Business Traveller Middle East. It demonstrates the hard work of the flydubai team and is a recognition by our passengers of what we have done during a challenging year for aviation. Working together, all stakeholders in the travel industry have a role to play and we remain committed to adding more flights and frequencies to our network to enable more people to realise the opportunity to travel.”

flydubai currently operates to 40 destinations across its network in Africa, Central Asia, Europe, Indian Subcontinent and the Middle East.


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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