Flydubai is New Low-Cost Carrier For Dubai

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The newest low-cost airline for Dubai is called flydubai and is planning to provide no frills Cheap Flights to Dubai. The current plan is to have the first flights launch in mid 2009. The new company recently placed an order for 54 Next-Generation 737-800 aircraft from Boeing at the Farnborough Air Show in England, valued at $4 billion US. At the same time, Dubai International Airport reports record traffic for the first half of 2008 with 18.46 million passengers.
 
The order by flydubai is valued at approximated $4bn at today’s list prices and marks the biggest single order by a Gulf-based low cost carrier for the Boeing aircraft. The 737-800 is a single aisle aircraft configured with 189 Economy Class seats. It has a flying range of 4.5 hours, which will give flydubai access to an estimated 2 billion potential customers.
 
Boeing Chairman, President and CEO, Jim McNerney said: “Our relationship with the UAE is something we truly value and have worked to strengthen over time. Today’s order is the result of a thorough analysis of the contributions the Next-Generation 737 can make to flydubai’s innovative business model. We foresee the unmatched efficiency and operability of this incredible airplane bringing the same success to our partners in Dubai as it does to so many of the world’s most successful low-cost carriers.”
 
flydubai was formed by the Dubai Government in March 2008, and will offer customers flexible travel options that are simple, effective and a good value for money.
 
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