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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...

Flydubai will move to DWC in 2017, Dubai Airports says

Flydubai will move its entire operations to Dubai’s second airport, Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central (DWC), by the end of 2017, freeing up space for Emirates to expand at Dubai International. Operator Dubai Airports confirmed the move on Thursday in its quarterly DWC traffic report. Traffic will continue to grow in part because of the “planned move of flydubai’s...

Russian interim report details last moments of flydubai Boeing 737 crash at Rostov

The Russian Interstate Aviation Committee published an interim report, detailing the progress of their investigation into the cause of the fatal accident involving the flydubai Boeing 737-800 at Rostov Airport on March 19. The aircraft operated on flight FZ981 from Dubai to Rostov. The flight to Rostov was unevenful. At 22:42 UTC (01:42 local time) in the course of the initial app...

All Flydubai plane's systems were in working order during Rostov crash – investigators

All ground and on-board navigation, landing and communications systems functioned as normal on the Flydubai passenger jet, which crashed in Rostov-on-Don this March, the Russian aviation watchdog said. "At the time of the accident, the ILS, outer and inner markers, the lighting system and PAPI lights were operative and operated as per design. The aircraft flight recorders did not record an...