Flydubai adds new Boeing to fleet

Dubai, 17th June 2010 – flydubai’s ninth Boeing 737-800NG touched down at Dubai International Airport Terminal 2 last night, marking another on-time aircraft delivery in less than 13 months of operation.

The brand new aircraft will go straight into service on the latest flydubai route, the Dubai-Istanbul service. The on-time delivery demonstrates flydubai’s commitment to expanding its network of services by not deferring any orders and continuing towards the target of 13 delivered aircraft by the end of 2010.

flydubai CEO, Ghaith Al Ghaith said: “The arrival of a ninth aircraft is testament to the planning and hard work of the team and shows flydubai’s dedication to providing the highest standards of safety, reliability and quality by investing in the expansion of our fleet of next generation aircraft.” Since operations began on June 1 2009, flydubai has used its aircraft to great effect, operating almost 8,000 flights with 85 per cent departing on time. In May alone, Dubai’s first low cost airline operated 1,000 flights recording an on-time performance of 92 per cent.