February 22, 2024
Aviation UAE

Flydubai cruises into 2024 after a smooth take-off in 2023

Carrier flies to 120+ destinations globally

Flydubai – the airline under the control of the Investment Corporation of Dubai – has had an excellent operational year in 2023.

Since commencing operations in June 2009, the Dubai-headquartered airline flies to more than 120 destinations in 54 countries.

The single fleet-type carrier operates 84 Boeing 737s, comprising 29 737-800s, 52 737 MAX 8s and 3 737 MAX 9s.

Having carried more than 100 million passengers since it began operations in 2008 and highlighting the airline’s achievements in 2023, Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO at Flydubai, said: “This year [2023] has been an incredible year full of opportunity and further growth for Flydubai.

“The strong foundations we have developed were reflected in strong financial performance as we announced a record profit for 2022. This exceptional performance demonstrated what we can achieve, raising the bar even higher for 2023,” Al Ghaith added.

This is how Flydubai stacked up in 2023:

  • -Flydubai entered into two codeshare agreements with Air Canada and United Airlines.
  • Flydubai won four industry recognitions.
  • -Flydubai placed its fourth aircraft order since it was founded in 2008.
  • -Flydubai carried more than 4.5 million passengers across its network this summer.
  • -13 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft joined Flydubai’s fleet in 2023.
  • -Flydubai celebrated 14 years of operations from its home hub in Dubai.
  • -Flydubai inaugurated and relaunched flights to 17 destinations.
  • -Flydubai operates 29 Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
  • -Flydubai placed a $11 billion order for 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliners.
  • -Flydubai operates flights to 54 countries within a seven-hour flight radius of Dubai.
  • -Flydubai operates 55 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.
  • -Flydubai will open a $56 million full-flight simulator and training facility in Dubai.
  • -Flydubai opened up routes to 75 destinations that did not have direct air links to Dubai.
  • -Flydubai flies to 122 destinations across Africa, Central Asia, Central and South-East Europe, GCC, Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and South-East Asia.
  • -Flydubai’s workforce comprises 140 different nationalities.
  • -Flydubai announced its plans for a $190-million MRO facility in Dubai South.
  • -Flydubai signed a service pact for 222 CFM LEAP-1B engines at Dubai Airshow 2023.
  • -Flydubai announced on March 1, 2023, a profit of $327 million.-Flydubai has a workforce of more than 5,500 employees.
    Arnold Pinto

    Arnold Pinto

    Arnold Pinto is an award-winning journalist with wide-ranging Middle East and Asia experience in the tech, space, aerospace, aviation, defence, luxury watchmaking, business, fashion, and automotive verticals. He is passionate about conserving endangered native wildlife globally and protecting the world’s oceans from plastic pollution, overfishing, and climate change. Arnold enjoys 4x4 off-roading, camping and exploring global destinations off the beaten track.
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