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Flydubai celebrates 15 years of service

Flydubai marks its 15th anniversary with 100 million passengers, 125 destinations, and a fleet of 87 aircraft.

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Flydubai recently celebrated its 15th anniversary, marking a significant milestone with the transportation of 100 million passengers, expanding to 125 destinations, and operating a fleet of 87 aircraft. The airline, known for connecting diverse cultures and regions, has demonstrated remarkable growth since its inception.

Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum’s Tribute

Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline & Group and flydubai, acknowledged this momentous occasion. In a statement on his X account, he expressed his admiration for the airline’s journey, stating, “Today, on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of flydubai, I would like to congratulate the team at flydubai on the success they have achieved since their inaugural flight to Beirut on 01 June 2009.”

He further highlighted the influence of Dubai’s ambition and success on flydubai’s growth, attributing its achievements to the UAE’s visionary leadership. “The vision of the leadership of the UAE has been a guiding principle; enabling the airline to grow, expand and adapt to the changing market requirements and further support trade and tourism,” Sheikh Ahmed added.

Significant Contributions and Future Aspirations

Sheikh Ahmed emphasized flydubai’s crucial role in the aviation industry and its substantial impact on Dubai’s socio-economic development. He stated, “flydubai has become a key player in the aviation industry in the UAE and in the region, and a major contributor to Dubai’s socio-economic development. Looking to the future, I am confident of the further growth and success of the airline in line with Dubai Government’s efforts to further enhance Dubai’s position as a leading global aviation hub.”

Milestones and Achievements

Since its first flight to Beirut in June 2009, flydubai has continually expanded its network, now covering over 125 destinations across 58 countries. The airline boasts a modern fleet of 87 Boeing 737 aircraft, including 29 Next-Generation Boeing 737-800, 55 Boeing 737 MAX 8, and 3 Boeing 737 MAX 9. Over the past 15 years, flydubai has successfully opened more than 90 new routes, reflecting its commitment to growth and connectivity.

The airline’s achievement of carrying over 100 million passengers underscores its pivotal role in connecting people and places, fostering economic growth, and supporting tourism. As flydubai looks to the future, it remains poised for further expansion and innovation, continuing to contribute to Dubai’s status as a global aviation hub.

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