flydubai opens for business with flights to Dubai
Dubai’s first low cost airline, flydubai, has announced flights will start on June 2nd 2009 with a daily service to Dubai. Passengers will be able to book flights through the airline’s website, www.flydubai.com or call centre – 06 5507660 – and travel partners open for bookings.
flydubai has chosen Jordan as one of its debut destinations because of its popularity with expatriates in Dubai and the UAE, as well as with Jordanians wanting to visit Dubai. The timing of the launch caters perfectly to the important and busy summer season.
The fares from Jordan were also unveiled today. The seat price, including all taxes, will be from just JOD 80 one way to Dubai.
The fare is inclusive of seat price, all taxes and a generous hand baggage allowance of 10kgs, unmatched in the region. Passengers only have to pay for the optional extras they choose, such as checked bags of up to 32kgs each, seat selection and any food and beverages.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Chairman of flydubai, said the new airline’s business philosophy is very straightforward: “As a true low cost airline we are geared towards providing our passengers with the best price and increased choice. We will operate efficiently and continually evolve to deliver the best possible product to our customers. We are committed to bringing a new option to the market and to growing the region’s budget air travel business,” he said.
The airline will issue each passenger with a boarding pass once the booking has been paid for, eliminating the need for e-tickets and paper tickets. flydubai CEO, Ghaith Al Ghaith, believes the daily Amman flights is the perfect way to launch the airline:
“With the popularity of this destination and the timing right at the start of summer, this is a great beginning,” he said. “We are offering a low cost alternative to residents of Dubai and Jordan who want to travel for leisure or visit relatives and friends more often. flydubai is making travel affordable and easier than ever before. We are looking forward to welcoming our first customers to flydubai,” he said.
The new airline will operate from an enhanced and modernised Terminal 2 on the north side of Dubai International Airport. Further destinations will be announced shortly, all of which will be within 4.5 hours flying time of Dubai. flydubai will operate Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft on all of its routes, each with 189 economy class seats.