Flydubai receives new airplane
Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug.4 / Trend /
Flydubai, Dubai's pioneering low-cost airline, has doubled the size of its fleet in just one year following the arrival of its 18th aircraft earlier this week, the airline said on Thursday.
Marking yet another milestone for Dubai's first low-cost carrier, the new Boeing 737-800 NG represents an investment of US$80 million.
Commenting on the new arrival, flydubai CEO Ghaith Al Ghaith said: "We are the world's fastest growing start-up airline and a significant contributor to our success has been our young, efficient and expanding fleet. The range and capabilities of our 18 Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft allows us to provide our customers with high-quality, low-cost links to destinations in the GCC, Middle East, North Africa, Indian Sub-Continent, Asia and the fringes of Europe. The new aircraft has gone straight into service just in time to support the new CIS routes launching in September, as well as the upcoming busy Eid holiday."
Flydubai started operations as Dubai's first low-cost airline in June 2009 with daily flights to Beirut, Lebanon. The airline targets destinations within a 4.5 hours flight-radius of Dubai, and currently has operations to 38 cities, including to Azerbaijan.