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flydubai reports full-year results for 2017

flydubai reports full-year results for 2017

22 Feb 2018

Highlights for Full-Year Results 2017

flydubai has today, 21 February 2018, announced its Full-Year Results for the year ending 31 December 2017. flydubai reports total revenue of AED 5.5 billion (USD 1.5 billion) compared to AED 5 billion (USD 1.37 billion) last year; an increase of 9.2% compared to the same period reported in last year’s results. Reports a profit of AED 37.3 million (USD 10.1 million); the airline has continuously reported Full-Year profitability since 2012. The... Read More
Kinshasa joins flydubai’s growing network in Africa

Kinshasa joins flydubai’s growing network in Africa

15 Feb 2018

Dubai-based flydubai has announced the start of flights to Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) from 15 April. The daily flights will operate with an enroute stop in nearby Entebbe and will also be available for booking through the Emirates codeshare agreement.

flydubai becomes the first UAE carrier to operate flights to N'djili Airport (also known as Kinshasa International Airport) and provide links from the UAE and the region to a new gateway in... Read More

Emirates to launch services to Santiago de Chile via Sao Paulo

Emirates to launch services to Santiago de Chile via Sao Paulo

06 Feb 2018

Emirates, the world’s best airline according to TripAdvisor 2017, today announced its plan to launch a new, five times a week, service from Dubai to Santiago International Airport (SCL), via the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo, starting on July 5, 2018.

The new service will see Emirates fly an additional five times a week to Sao Paulo, complementing the airline’s existing daily A380 flight between Dubai and Sao Paulo. In total, Emirates will now fly 12 times a week to Sao Paulo. Emirates... Read More

Etihad brings in new baggage policy

Etihad brings in new baggage policy

01 Feb 2018

Etihad Airways has introduced a new baggage policy tailored to varying customer requirements in the international markets it serves.

The changes provide a simpler baggage structure as the allowance for all markets, excluding the US and Canada, is now based on total weight rather than the number of bags checked in.

“In line with global best practice and market trends, Etihad Airways has developed a baggage policy that best caters to the differing needs of our guests around the... Read More

Emirates to launch non-stop Dubai-Newark service with a second daily flight

Emirates to launch non-stop Dubai-Newark service with a second daily flight

30 Jan 2018

Emirates will introduce a new non-stop service between Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and Dubai from 1 June 2018, adding to its existing daily flight which operates with a stop in Athens, Greece.

The new non-stop service will be operated with an Emirates Boeing 777-300ER, offering 8 suites in First Class, 42 seats in Business, 306 in Economy Class, and 19 tonnes of belly-hold cargo capacity. Flight EK223 will depart Dubai at 0300am and arrive in Newark at 0900am. The... Read More

Etihad Airways records successful year for flight operation punctuality

Etihad Airways records successful year for flight operation punctuality

25 Jan 2018

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has posted its best operational on-time performance (OTP) results since 2009.

OTP is calculated on actual flight arrival and departure times within 15 minutes of the published schedule and takes into consideration a variety of external factors including weather disruption and airspace congestion.

In 2017, the airline recorded network punctuality of 82 per cent for flight departures and 86 per cent for arrivals – results that... Read More

flydubai announces new destinations in Europe

flydubai announces new destinations in Europe

09 Dec 2017

Dubai-based carrier flydubai today announced the launch of two new European routes for next year: flights to Krakow will start on 08 April 2018 and flights to Catania will start on 13 June 2018. flydubai becomes the first UAE carrier to operate direct flights to these destinations, offering daily flights. With the launch of these new European routes, flydubai’s network grows to over 100 destinations in 47 countries. 

Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer of flydubai, said: “With... Read More

flydubai expands its footprint in Moscow

flydubai expands its footprint in Moscow

22 Nov 2017

flydubai expands its footprint in Moscow with new service to Sheremetyevo International Airport. First carrier to operate direct daily flights to Sheremetyevo International Airport from the UAE from 29 November. flydubai’s network in Russia to grow to 11 points served by 47 weekly flights.

Dubai-based flydubai today announced the start of its new daily flights to Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO) from 29 November. This will increase the airline’s frequency to the Russian... Read More

Emirates turns 32: A brief history of UAE's favourite airline (Video)

Emirates turns 32: A brief history of UAE's favourite airline (Video)

29 Oct 2017

October 25, 1985, marks a special day in the history of UAE. On this day, 32 years ago, the first Emirates flight took off. Flight number EK 600 flew with UAE royal dignitaries on board from Dubai to Karachi at 11.45am. Two other planes also took flight to the Indian cities of Mumbai and Delhi.

Today, Emirates has a fleet of over 230 aircraft, flying millions of passengers to over 150 destinations in more than 80 countries.

Let's look at the timeline of the airline's successful... Read More

flydubai expands its footprint in Moscow

flydubai expands its footprint in Moscow

26 Oct 2017

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 — Dubai-based flydubai today announced the start of its new daily flights to Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO) from 29 November. This will increase the airline’s frequency to the Russian capital to double daily with the existing service to Vnukovo International Airport (VKO).

flydubai first started operating to Moscow in 2014 and has grown its network in Russia to 11 unique points.  Makhachkala, Ufa and Voronezh being the latest additions with... Read More

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