Dubai’s first low cost airline, flydubai, has announced flights will start on June 2nd 2009 with a daily service to Dubai.
The airline’s new website went live on April 6th 2009 and the response on bookings has so far been overwhelming. Passengers are also able to book flights through travel partners or the call centre (06 5507660).
flydubai has chosen Jordan as one of its debut destinations because of its popularity with expatriates in Dubai and the UAE, as well as with Jordanians wanting to visit Dubai. The timing of the launch caters perfectly to the important and busy summer season.
Fares will start from just 80 JOD one way to Dubai and are inclusive of the seat price, all taxes and a generous hand baggage allowance of 10kgs, unmatched in the region. Passengers only have to pay for the optional extras they choose, such as checked bags of up to 32kgs each, seat selection and any food and beverages.
HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Chairman of flydubai, said the new airline’s business philosophy is very straightforward:
“As a true low cost airline we are geared towards providing our passengers with the best price and increased choice. We will operate efficiently and continually evolve to deliver the best possible product to our customers. We are committed to bringing a new option to the market and to growing the region’s budget air travel business,” he said.
The airline will issue each passenger with a boarding pass once the booking has been paid for, eliminating the need for e-tickets and paper tickets. flydubai CEO, Ghaith Al Ghaith, believes the daily Amman flights are the perfect way to launch the airline:
“With the popularity of this destination and the timing right at the start of summer, this is a great beginning,” he said.
“We are offering a low cost alternative to residents of Dubai and Jordan who want to travel for leisure or visit relatives and friends more often. flydubai is making travel affordable and easier than ever before. We are looking forward to welcoming our first customers to flydubai,” he said.
The new airline will operate from an enhanced and modernised Terminal 2 on the north side of Dubai International Airport. Further destinations will be announced shortly, all of which will be within 4.5 hours flying time of Dubai. flydubai will operate Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft on all of its routes, each with 189 economy class seats.
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