Company history

The story of the Middle Easts fastest growing airline.
How it all started
1- From the beginning, flydubai has been dedicated to making travel simpler, more relaxing and more affordable.
2- The company was officially set up in March 2008 by the Government of Dubai, forming the citys first low-cost airline.
3- In June that year, flydubai announced its arrival by placing an order for 50 Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft at the Farnborough Airshow.
4- That marked the start of a years planning and hard work to get flydubai off the ground.
The first commercial flight
1- In May 2009, the first aircraft arrived and on 1 June made its inaugural commercial flight to Beirut.
2- By the end of that first month flydubai was also flying to Amman, Damascus and Alexandria and after just 3 months, flydubai had already flown 100,000 passengers.
3- As more aircraft were delivered, flydubai increased the number of routes, flying daily to cities across the GCC, Middle East, North Africa, Indian Subcontinent, Asia and Central & Eastern Europe.
4- As 2009 ended, flydubai had already added another 7 routes and by July 2010, with even more routes on our map, we carried our one millionth passenger.
flydubai today
5 years after its inaugural commercial flight, flydubai is now making more than 1,400 flights a week  with over 500 pilots and 1,000 cabin crew taking thousands of passengers to destinations throughout the region.
From the very beginning flydubai has stuck to its core philosophy and we continue to strive to make air travel more affordable.
Company information
1- Dubai based flydubai operates routes to more than 90 destinations across the Middle East, Subcontinent, Africa, Russia and Eastern Europe.
2- Established by the Government of Dubai, flydubai operates from Terminal 2 at Dubai International Airport.
flydubai currently has a fleet of more than 45 brand new Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft and operates to more than 90 destinations:
•    Abha, Saudi Arabia
•    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
•    Ahmedabad, India
•    Ahwaz, Iran
•    Alexandria, Egypt
•    Almaty, Kazakhstan
•    Amman, Jordan
•    Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
•    Baghdad, Iraq
•    Bahrain
•    Baku, Azerbaijan
•    Bandar Abbas, Iran
•    Basra, Iraq
•    Beirut, Lebanon
•    Belgrade, Serbia
•    Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
•    Bratislava, Slovakia
•    Bucharest, Romania
•    Bujumbura, Burundi
•    Chennai, India
•    Chisinau, Moldova
•    Chittagong, Bangladesh
•    Colombo, Sri Lanka
•    Dammam, Saudi Arabia
•    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
•    Delhi, India
•    Dhaka, Bangladesh
•    Djibouti
•    Doha, Qatar
•    Dushanbe, Tajikistan
•    Entebbe, Uganda
•    Erbil, Iraq
•    Esfahan, Iran
•    Gassim, Saudi Arabia
•    Hail, Saudi Arabia
•    Hamadan, Iran
•    Hargeisa, Somalia
•    Hofuf, Saudi Arabia
•    Hyderabad, India
•    Istanbul, Turkey
•    Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
•    Juba, South Sudan
•    Kabul, Afghanistan
•    Kandahar, Afghanistan
•    Karachi, Pakistan
•    Kathmandu, Nepal
•    Kazan, Russian Federation
•    Khartoum, Sudan
•    Kiev, Ukraine
•    Kigali, Rwanda
•    Kochi, India
•    Krasnodar, Russian Federation
•    Kuwait
•    Lar, Iran
•    Lucknow, India
•    Madinah, Saudi Arabia
•    Male, Maldives
•    Mashhad, Iran
•    Mattala, Sri Lanka
•    Mineralnye Vody, Russian Federation
•    Moscow, Russian Federation
•    Multan, Pakistan
•    Mumbai, India
•    Muscat, Oman
•    Najaf, Iraq
•    Nejran, Saudi Arabia
•    Nizhny Novgorod, Russian Federation
•    Novosibirsk, Russian Federation
•    Odessa, Ukraine
•    Port Sudan, Sudan
•    Prague, Czech Republic
•    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
•    Rostov-on-Don, Russian Federation
•    Salalah, Oman
•    Samara, Russian Federation
•    Sanaa, Yemen
•    Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
•    Shiraz, Iran
•    Shymkent, Kazakhstan
•    Sialkot, Pakistan
•    Skopje, Macedonia (FYROM)
•    Sofia, Bulgaria
•    Sulaimaniyah, Iraq
•    Sylhet, Bangladesh
•    Tabriz, Iran
•    Tabuk, Saudi Arabia
•    Taif, Saudi Arabia
•    Tbilisi, Georgia
•    Tehran, Iran
•    Thiruvananthapuram, India
•    Ufa, Russian Federation
•    Yanbu, Saudi Arabia
•    Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation
•    Yerevan, Armenia
•    Zagreb, Croatia
•    Zanzibar, Tanzania