Flydubai was established in 2008 by the government of Dubai and it launched its first flights on the 1st of June 2009. Flydubai is the second largest low-cost Emirati airlines after Air Arabia. It is headquartered in Dubai and Dubai International Airport is the main airport for its operations. Emirates Airlines supported the launch of Flydubai in the initial stages.
Flydubai operates 1400 flights per week to more than 85 international destinations in the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Africa, and Europe. The fleet of Flydubai consists of different Boeing models. Flydubai workforce has reached more than 3000 employees from 111 different nationalities.
Economy Class on Flydubai features comfort in terms of seat configuration. The seats are relatively large and have enough pitch for stretching feet. The passengers have the chance to pre-book their preferred meals or order them on board. They can have access to inflight AVOD available in return for nominal fees.
Business Class on board of Flydubai features luxury. The seats are larger than Economy Class and are made of fine Italian leather. The seats are adjustable and are equipped with flexible footrest and side power ports. The passengers are given complimentary access to AVOD to enjoy watching world class movies displayed on individual high resolution screens of 12.1 inches. They are also offered menus to select their meals and beverages. On ground services on Business class includes access to the airport waiting-lounges, fast check-in track and priority boarding the airplane.
On March 19th, the government of Dubai decreed the inception of Flydubai as a low - cost carrier.
Flydubai signed an agreement with aircraft manufacturer Boeing to purchase 54 aircraft, of Boeing 737-800 on July 14th.
Flydubai launched its first flight to Beirut on June 1st.
Flydubai announced its plan to purchase 75 new aircraft of Boeing 737 Max 8 and 11 aircraft of Boeing 737-800 models with a total cost US $ 8.8 billion, with the option to purchase 25 other aircraft of Boeing 737 Max 8 during Dubai Airshow.
Flydubai announced a plan to receive more than 100 new aircraft to join its fleet by 2023.