As flydubai, Dubai’s first low cost airline, continues its ambitious growth, the airline has announced the appointment of Mukesh Sodani as Chief Financial Officer.
Working alongside flydubai’s Chief Operating Officer, Ken Gile, and Hamad Obaidalla, the airline’s Chief Commercial Officer, Sodani will be an integral part of the airline’s future growth strategy as it expands its fleet to meet the needs of a growing network.
Sodani, joined flydubai following a stint as CFO of a real estate conglomerate in Dubai but also has 15 years’ experience in the airline industry, rising to the position of Vice President Aircraft Financing at Emirates. During that time, he was part of the team tasked with raising more than USD 6 billion through diversified funding sources, as well as negotiating aircraft acquisitions and leasing valued at more than USD 30 billion.
Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO of flydubai, said: “I am delighted to welcome Mukesh to the team. With multiple aircraft on order and new routes being announced every few weeks, his expertise in the airline and finance industries as well as his knowledge of the region will prove invaluable as we continue our expansion.”
flydubai has a simple model where customers only pay for services they want to receive. Fares are inclusive of all taxes plus one piece of hand luggage weighing up to 7kg and one small laptop bag or hand bag. Checked baggage starts at AED50 for 20kgs. A seat with extra legroom costs AED100.
flydubai operates from the modernised Terminal 2 building on the north side of Dubai International Airport.