Flydubai, based in Dubai, has another strong first quarter, transporting more than 3.37 million passengers between January 1 and March 31, 2023, a 50 per cent increase over the same time in 2022. In addition, the carrier intends to increase network capacity by 20 per cent as it ramps up operations for the peak summer travel season between 01 July and 30 September.
Flydubai has since the beginning of 2023 continued to grow its network by beginning service to St. Petersburg in Russia, Pattaya and Krabi in Thailand, Al Qaisumah, Al Ula, Gizan, Nejran, and Neom in Saudi Arabia, Shymkent in Kazakhstan, Ashgabat in Turkmenistan, Mogadishu in Somalia, and Milan-Bergamo in Italy.
Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer at flydubai, said, “We continue to grow our network, launching operations to new underserved routes and adding capacity on existing routes. We have seen a very strong performance since the start of the year, which is a clear reflection of Dubai’s position as a global hub for trade and travel and resilience in the face of economic challenges. flydubai’s role in supporting the growing economy and strengthening airlinks to the UAE and Dubai continues to grow as we take delivery of more aircraft, create more job opportunities and contribute to Dubai International’s (DXB) position as the world’s busiest airport for international passengers for years to come.”
“We look forward to our busiest summer on record yet with added capacity and new routes joining the network from June, we are well positioned to cater to the surge in demand for travel and are committed to offering our passengers more options and reliable services. We also expect good inbound traffic to Dubai as our city has long moved away from its seasonal offering to being an attractive year-round destination,” added Al Ghaith.