Thirteen - Lucky for flydubaiBy Flydubai, PRNE
Sunday, December 12, 2010
DUBAI, UAE, December 13, 2010 - flydubai, Dubai's first low cost airline, proved that 13 was a
lucky number for the airline, as it expanded its fleet to a total of 13
aircraft by taking delivery of a quartet of new Boeing 737-800 NG's in a
number of weeks.
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flydubai CEO, Ghaith Al Ghaith, said: "We are thrilled to
welcome these four new aircraft into our fleet. These new additions show
flydubai's continued growth, with 13 planes now servicing 28 routes in just
18 months. These numbers show phenomenal growth and we show no sign of
slowing down, with ambitious growth plans that see us expanding still over
the coming months.
"Our four new aircraft are at the cutting edge of air travel
and we are certain our customers will enjoy the added comforts that these new
planes have to offer."
The four new aircraft additions come complete with flydubai's
revolutionary 'Fiber To The Screen' (FTTS(TM)) In-Flight Entertainment (IFE)
system from Lumexis. This fibre optic based system is lighter and thinner
than previous models, enabling it to fit comfortably into the airline's
special Recaro seats. This reduction in weight allows flydubai to offer their
customers the best in-flight entertainment on the market, while significantly
reducing the associated costs, meaning flydubai can keep its ticket prices
In line with flydubai's culture of only charging travellers
for the services they use, the new IFE will be available as an optional extra
in the way that baggage and meals are. Passengers travelling on these new
flydubai aircraft, will have the ability to choose what they want to watch
depending on their preference and how much they want to spend.
In addition to state-of-the-art entertainment system, the new
planes are also among the first to be fitted with the new Boeing Sky
Interior. The spacious new interior aims to improve passenger comfort onboard
the new flydubai planes, and has subtle mood lighting to simulate night time,
day time and sunrise/sunset, as well as redesigned overhead bins to give more
cabin space and increased storage.
flydubai, Dubai's first low cost airline, was established by
the Government of Dubai in March 2008 and began commercial flights on June
1st, 2009. flydubai aims to make travel a little less complex, a little less
stressful and a little less expensive, and thereby increase the number of
people travelling to and from the UAE.
flydubai currently has a fleet of thirteen brand new Boeing
737-800 NG aircraft and operates to 28 destinations: Beirut-Lebanon,
Amman-Jordan, Damascus, Aleppo and Latakia-Syria, Alexandria, Luxor and
Assiut-Egypt, Djibouti, Doha-Qatar, Baku-Azerbaijan, Khartoum-Sudan, Bahrain,
Kathmandu-Nepal, Muscat-Oman, Kabul-Afghanistan, Kuwait, Lucknow-India,
Istanbul-Turkey, Karachi-Pakistan, Colombo-Sri Lanka, Erbil-Iraq,
Yekaterinburg and Samara-Russia, Sulaimaniyah-Iraq, Yerevan-Armenia, Abha-KSA
and Ashgabat-Turkmenistan. Flights to Yanbu-KSA begin in January 2011.
Bookings can be made on www.flydubai.com, through the call
centre (+9714-3010800) and with travel partners.
For further information, please contact: Anne Howard or Andrew Kennedy at the flydubai press office at Polaris PR. Telephone: (+9714)-341-5555. Anne Howard mobile: (+971)-50-281-5872. Andrew Kennedy mobile: (+971)-50-9659104. E-mail: a.howard at polaris-me.com or a.kennedy at polaris-me.com, Or Heather Astbury, PR Manager for flydubai at mobile: (+971)-50-9508420 or email: heather.astbury at flydubai.com
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