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Flydubai History

Flydubai is a low-cost airline based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It was founded in March 2008 and commenced operations in June 2009. The airline was established by the government of Dubai as a means to diversify the city's economy and boost its tourism industry.

From its humble beginnings, Flydubai has grown rapidly to become one of the leading airlines in the region. It operates a fleet of modern Boeing aircraft and serves over 90 destinations across the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Asia. The airline has played a significant role in connecting Dubai with the rest of the world and has contributed to the city's status as a global aviation hub.

Flydubai has been recognized for its commitment to providing affordable and convenient travel options. It offers a range of services and amenities to cater to the needs of its passengers, including comfortable seating, in-flight entertainment, and a variety of dining options. The airline also provides a seamless travel experience with its user-friendly website and mobile app, making it easy for passengers to book flights, manage their bookings, and access important travel information.

More Airline Insights & Tips

Here are a few of helpful resources & tips that can further enhance your knowledge of Flydubai airlines and how to best be prepared for your trip:

  • Delays are an unfortunate fact of the life of an air traveler. Arm yourself against surprises by knowing the flight status of your FZ Flydubai flight before heading to the airport, as this could save you a lot of time, or even your trip to the airport if your flight is canceled.
  • Info can be found here on Flydubai’s company structure, headquarters, etc.
  • See which partnerships and alliances Flydubai has here. This is useful if you want to build up your frequent flyer points on partner airlines.
  • Want to know which plane types are in service? Check out FZ’s fleet list here.
  • When considering a flight booking on Flydubai, be aware that third-party travel sites might require you to use their customer service instead of Flydubai's, which may be less than ideal in certain situations.

Beyond the history presented here for Flydubai, if you’re wanting more aviation history, read about the history of commercial flight here, or the history of the airline industry here.

In addition to its passenger services, Flydubai operates a cargo division that transports a wide range of goods, including perishable items, pharmaceuticals, and general cargo. The airline's cargo operations have played a crucial role in supporting Dubai's trade and logistics sector.

Flydubai has received numerous awards and accolades over the years for its excellence in the aviation industry. It has been recognized for its outstanding customer service, operational efficiency, and commitment to safety. The airline continues to innovate and expand its services, striving to provide an exceptional travel experience for its passengers.

For more information about this airline, check out our comprehensive Flydubai Guide.

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