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flydubai's 2023 in numbers

flydubai's 2023 in numbers

Reflecting on the airline’s achievements in 2023, Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer at flydubai, said: “this year has been another incredible year full of opportunity and further growth for flydubai. The strong foundations we have developed were reflected in yet another strong financial performance as we announced a record profit for 2022. This exceptional performance demonstrated what we can achieve and raised the bar even higher for 2023.”

The past 12 months have been punctuated by several milestones. Here is our 2023 in numbers:

flydubai's 2023 in numbers


flydubai operates flights from both Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 at Dubai International (DXB).


flydubai has entered into two new codeshare agreements with Air Canada and United Airlines in 2023, joining its ongoing strategic partnership with Emirates. These partnerships provide passengers with seamless connectivity to explore the region and beyond.


flydubai received four industry recognitions in 2023, reflecting the growth and maturity of the airline’s business model:

  • Awarded “Airline of the Year” at the Aviator Middle East Awards
  • Received ​ a “Four-Star Major Airline” rating by APEX
  • Recognised at the 22nd edition of the Business Traveller Middle East Awards
  • Received the “Resilience Award”, a Cargo Industry Award, at the Aviation Achievement Awards


flydubai placed its fourth aircraft order since it was founded in 2008; building on the success of its business model.


flydubai carried more than 4.5 million passengers to travel across its network this summer, a 30% increase compared to 2022.


13 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft joined flydubai’s fleet in 2023.


flydubai celebrated 14 years of operations from its home in Dubai.


flydubai inaugurated and relaunched flights to 17 destinations this year including:

Ashgabat, Cairo Sphinx, Corfu (seasonal), Kabul, Krabi, Milan, Mogadishu, Neom,

Olbia (seasonal), Pattaya, Poznan, Shymkent and St. Petersburg.


flydubai operates 29 Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft in its growing fleet of Boeing 737s.


flydubai placed a USD 11 billion order for 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliners.

The Dubai-based carrier placed its first wide-body order for 30 Boeing 787-9s at the Dubai Airshow, diversifying its current fleet of all-Boeing 737 aircraft.


flydubai operates flights to 54 countries within a seven-hour flight radius.


flydubai operates 55 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in its growing fleet of Boeing 737s.


flydubai signed a deal with CAE and announced its plans to open a USD 56 million Full-Flight Simulator and Training Facility that is set to open by 2025.


flydubai opened up routes to 75 previously underserved markets, that did not have direct air links to and from Dubai.


flydubai operates a young and efficient single fleet-type of 84 Boeing 737 aircraft.


flydubai has created a network of 122 destinations across Africa, Central Asia, Central and South-East Europe, the GCC and the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and South-East Asia.


flydubai’s workforce is represented from 140 different nationalities.


flydubai announced its plans for a USD 190 million MRO facility in Dubai South. The first purpose-built Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) facility is set to open by 2026.


flydubai signed a services agreement for 222 CFM LEAP-1B engines at the Dubai Airshow.


flydubai announced on 01 March 2023 its Annual Results for the year ending 31 December 2022, reporting an historic profit of USD 327 million (AED 1.2 billion); an increase of 43% compared to the previous year.


flydubai has welcomed more than 1,000 new skilled talent across different departments in 2023.


flydubai has a workforce of over 5,500 employees in the air and on the ground.

About flydubai

From its home in Dubai, flydubai has created a network of more than 125 destinations served by a fleet of 88 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 88 Boeing 737 aircraft and includes: 29 Next-Generation Boeing 737-800, 56 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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