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flydubai recognised at the Business Traveller Middle East Awards

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

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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 90 destinations and over the next decade the airline will see its fleet grow by up to 237 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 48 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 65 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 more than 50 Boeing 737 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 75 million passengers since it began operations in 2009.

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