flydubai, the Dubai-based low-cost airline, has introduced at the moment the launch of 4 locations in Saudi Arabia. This contains the beginning of flights to Neom from 16 March, Najran from 18 March, Al Qaisumah from 21 March and Jizan from 26 April.
Earlier this yr, the airline additionally resumed its operations to AlUla with a twice-weekly service from 12 January.
Hamad Obaidalla, Chief Industrial Officer at flydubai, mentioned: “flydubai stays dedicated to opening up underserved markets and so we’re happy to supply our clients extra choices for journey with the launch of those 4 locations.”
“As Saudi Arabia continues on its path of financial development and funding in creating its tourism sector, we stay up for providing passengers from the UAE and round our community the chance to discover extra of the nation.”
flydubai presently operates flights to greater than 114 locations, 75 of which have been underserved markets that didn’t beforehand have direct air hyperlinks to Dubai. The rising community is served by a fleet of 76 Boeing 737 plane.
Since its inception in 2009, the airline has created a community of 114 locations in 50 international locations throughout Africa, Central Asia, the Caucasus, Central and South-East Europe, the GCC and the Center East, and the Indian Subcontinent.
Notable within the Saudi provider’s community plan is the opening of greater than 75 new routes that didn’t beforehand have direct air hyperlinks to Dubai, or weren’t served by a UAE nationwide provider from Dubai.
Attribute of the low-cost airline mannequin, flydubai operates a contemporary single fleet sort.
Its present fleet of 76 Boeing 737 plane includes: 30 Subsequent-Technology Boeing 737-800, 43 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and three Boeing 737 MAX 9 plane.
2022 operational efficiency
The Dubai-based low-cost provider just lately printed its operational efficiency knowledge for 2022, exhibiting a document yr, with an excellent full yr revenue of AED 1.2 billion.
In 2022, flydubai launched 16 routes and ended the yr with a community of 114; reaffirming its dedication to strengthening direct airlinks from underserved markets within the area with Dubai.
flydubai carried 10.6 million passengers throughout its community; a rise of 89% in comparison with 2021.
The airline continued to see elevated demand on its fashionable seasonal summer time routes: Batumi (BUS), Bodrum (BJV), Dubrovnik (DBV), Izmir (ADB), Mykonos (JMK), Santorini (JTR), Tivat (TIV) and Trabzon (TZX).
flydubai noticed a rise in demand for connecting visitors, with 46% of passengers connecting to the flydubai community or by its codeshare with Emirates; in comparison with 34% in 2021.
Final yr, flydubai took supply of 17 new plane, a document variety of deliveries acquired in a single yr within the historical past of the airline.
Rising its fleet by 25% in comparison with the earlier yr, the airline ended 2022 with 74 plane: 32 Subsequent-Technology Boeing 737-800, 39 Boeing 737 MAX 8, and three Boeing 737 MAX 9 plane.
Two Subsequent-Technology Boeing 737-800 plane have been returned to the lessors on the finish of their working lease.