FlyDubai to focus initially on flights within GCC

Gulf News Report

Dubai: Dubai’s aviation landscape will receive a strong boost next year when the new budget airline FlyDubai takes off, as Emirates is becoming expensive for many budget passengers who have been shying away from full service airlines and gradually shifting to Sharjah-based Air Arabia.

It will also help strengthen competition out of Dubai which is being served by Kuwait-based Jazeera Airways and Air India Express. Jazeera uses Dubai as its second hub.

By then, a second airport, Al Maktoum International airport, will become operational 40 km from Dubai International, in Jebel Ali. FlyDubai will initially focus on regional flights within the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) and surrounding countries. Its operations will be entirely separate from Emirates airline and group.

FlyDubai’s operations will potentially cover an area of some two billion inhabitants. It will support Dubai’s commercial and tourism sectors by serving a new set of travellers, and providing them with affordable air links to popular, high-demand destinations. A lot of groundwork has been done thus far, and I’m pleased to note that FlyDubai is on track to launch its first flights by mid-2009,” said Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Group, who is also chairman of FlyDubai.

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Earlier, the Dubai government announced the new low-cost airline, FlyDubai – the second budget carrier of the UAE after Air Arabia.

Gaith Al Gaith, Chief Executive of FlyDubai, said, “We are recruiting for key positions, evaluating aircraft options and routes, working out our pricing and distribution strategy, and putting in place the structure and operational resources for the business.”

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8 Responses

  1. who is bhardwaj where has he come from

  2. I really love your blog!!

    Can anybody tell me whats the best Hotel in Paris for my honey moon? I going to married next month..

    Thank you

  3. i have three years aircraft maintenance exp. & also bamel holder in jet engine looking for a job as a technician

  4. I AM WORKING IN ONE OF THE LEADING FIRM IN INDIA.I AM HAVING EXPERIENCE ON BOEING B-777-300ER AND B-737 NG,ATR,AIRBUS A330,A320.I INVOLVED AVIONICS MAINTENANCE OF ALL THE ABOVE AIRCRAFTS.I AM HAVING DGCA PAPERS 1 2 &ELECTRICAL SYS. I AM INTERESTED IN JOING FLY DUBAI SO THAT I CAN PROVE MY SELF.
    THANKING YOU,

  5. i am working in kinfisher airlines from past nine months at bombay base in avionics .
    hope u will reply about vacancy

  6. again i have worked on b737-700,800,900
    b777-300
    atr72-500

  7. gr8 to read about fly dubai………
    i m technician in avionics engg in one of da airline in india……….
    got my dgca papers …………
    hopping to get job in fly dubai……………..
    reply soon regarding ur recruitments

  8. Iam an IACO type 2 rating A&C holder engineer from DGCA India holding licence on NG 737-800 with 24 years of experience age of 43 years feeeling great at your selection 0f aircraft ,it really a trouble free a/c , as me currently working on this a/c.Iam working as manager in line maintenance and really able to achieve 99.6 percentage despatch reliability index.mostly credit goes to a/c desgin.though maintenance also play a role.

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