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Fly Dubai logo 2010 05.svg
Founded 19 March 2008
Commenced operations 1 June 2009
Operating bases Dubai International Airport
Fleet size 39
Destinations 68
Company slogan Get Going
Headquarters Dubai International Airport
Dubai, UAE
Key people

Dubai Aviation Corporation (Arabic: مؤسسة دبي للطيران[1]), trading as flydubai (Arabic: فلاي دبي‎, styled as flydubai), is a low-cost airline with its head office and flight operations in Terminal 2 of Dubai International Airport.[2]

The airline was established by the government of Dubai in July 2008.[2] Although flydubai is not part of The Emirates Group, Emirates supported flydubai during the initial establishing phase.[3] On 14 July 2008, flydubai signed a firm order with American aircraft manufacturer Boeing at the Farnborough Air Show for 50 Boeing 737-800s with a total value of $3.74 billion, with the option to change the order to the longer range Boeing 737-900ER, according to the airline's demand. The first of these aircraft was delivered on 17 May 2009. Scheduled flights commenced on 1 June, with services to Beirut, Lebanon and Amman, Jordan. Since then, the route network has been significantly expanded. In October 2013, the airline adopted a hybrid business model with the introduction of a business class cabin, in addition to the low cost economy cabin on board.[4]


Main article: Flydubai destinations

Flydubai currently serves 68 destinations in Asia, Europe and Africa.[5]


flydubai Boeing 737-800 approaching Dubai

In July 2008, the airline ordered 50 Boeing 737-800s valued at approximately $3.74 billion with substitution rights to convert its 737-800 orders to 737-900ERs in the future.[6]

In November 2010, flydubai agreed a sale and leaseback deal with Avolon on another four 737-800.[7]

In November 2013, flydubai ordered up to 100 Boeing 737 MAX 8 at the Dubai Airshow and an additional 11 Boeing 737-800.[8]


As of July 2014, the flydubai fleet consists of the following aircraft, with an average age of 2.4 years.[9][10][11]

flydubai Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers
C Y Total
Boeing 737-800 39 21 0 189 189
12 162 174
Boeing 737 MAX 8 75[12]
Total 39 96

In-flight features[edit]

The flydubai safety video features characters from the 3D Emirati television series Freej.[13][14][15]

See Also[edit]


  1. ^ "سياسة الخصوصية." flydubai. Retrieved on August 10, 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Terms and conditions." flydubai. Retrieved on 21 June 2010. "The website is owned and operated by flydubai, whose principal office is at Dubai International Airport, Terminal 2, PO Box 353, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. flydubai is a Dubai corporation formed by the government of Dubai in July 2008."
  3. ^ Confident flydubai preparing for takeoff
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ "Destinations | flydubai | Choose Your Destination". flydubai. Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  6. ^ Boeing, flydubai Announce Next-Generation 737 Order
  7. ^ flydubai and Avolon sign sale/leaseback
  8. ^ "The Boeing Company". Boeing. 2013-02-14. Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  9. ^ "flydubai Fleet information". Retrieved 2013-08-09. 
  10. ^ "flydubai Fleet". Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  11. ^ 13 February 2014. "Flydubai Fleet in". Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  12. ^ "flydubai finalizes order for 75+25 B737 MAX 8s, 11 B737-800NGs". 2014-01-01. Retrieved 2014-01-08. 
  13. ^ "FlyDubai Premieres Exclusive Safety Video Featuring 3D Emirati TV Series FREEJ ." flydubai. 19 December 2011. Retrieved on 20 November 2012.
  14. ^ FlyDubai Safety Video (English)
  15. ^ FlyDubai Safety Video (Arabic)

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