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Kinshasa joins flydubai’s growing network in Africa

flydubai becomes the first UAE carrier to operate flights to N'djili Airport (also known as Kinshasa International Airport) Dubai-based carrier to start operating daily flights to the Congolese capital from 15 April with an enroute stop in Entebbe Carrier grows network in Africa to 13 destinations in 10 countries. Dubai-based flydubai (https://news.flydubai.com) has announced the star...

Boeing, flydubai Finalize Order for 175 737 MAX Airplanes

Largest single-aisle jet order in Middle East history pushes total MAX orders above 4,200 Airline to fly several models of 737 MAX family to suit its growing network Boeing and flydubai finalized the purchase of 175 737 MAX airplanes in the largest single-aisle jet order in Middle East history. The deal – which includes options for an additional 50 jets – is valued...

flydubai commits to US$ 27 billion order for 225 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

Third aircraft order in airline’s 8-year history Dubai-based flydubai (www.flydubai.com) announced a commitment to a US$27 billion order for 225 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to support the growth of its fleet. This is the third aircraft order placed by the airline with Boeing in its eight-year history and follows orders placed in 2008 and 2013. This new aircraft order will support its continue...

Boeing Delivers First 737 MAX 8 to flydubai

Boeing and flydubai celebrated the delivery of the airline's first 737 MAX 8, making the Middle East carrier the first in the region to operate Boeing's newest single-aisle airplane. Today's delivery is the first of 76 737 MAX airplanes the airline will be adding to their all-Boeing fleet of Next-Generation 737s. "We are delighted to receive our first Boeing 7...

AAR Extends Reach in Middle East with flydubai PBH Contract

AAR , a leading provider of aircraft maintenance and integrated supply chain solutions worldwide, has signed a long-term, multimillion-dollar contract to provide power-by-the-hour (PBH) component inventory management and repair services to Dubai-based flydubai. The agreement represents a significant expansion of AAR’s commercial footprint in the Middle East. AAR will assume nose...

Budget carriers seek longer routes as local markets saturate

Budget airlines are increasingly adding longer flights to their networks as they seek new destinations beyond the traditional, short-haul markets. This month, flydubai announced plans to fly to Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, from November. It will be one of the few destinations it serves that are six hours or more away from its Dubai hub. The route also marks a growing trend among low cost air...

Flydubai partners with Booking.com to launch hotel booking services

Low-cost airline flydubai said on Monday that it has partnered with online travel agent Booking.com to add hotel booking services to its website. Powered by Booking.com, Hotels.flydubai.com features more than 954,000 hotels worldwide. Passengers can read other guests’ reviews and book rooms with a range of payment options. “With this website, we are able to offer our passengers e...

flydubai announces daily flights to Prague

Dubai-based flydubai has announced that it will begin daily operations to Prague from 01 July, an increase from four weekly flights. With this additional frequency, flydubai will operate a total of 49 flights a week to 11 points in Central and Eastern Europe. “We are delighted to offer more flights to Prague,” commented Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer of flydubai. “P...