Tag: Flydubai

Flydubai Boeing 737 Commences Take-off Without Clearance

Reading Time: 1 minute A Flydubai Boeing 737-800, performing flight from Moscow Sheremetyevo (Russia) to Dubai (United Arab Emirates), commenced takeoff without clearance and rejected. Aircraft commenced takeoff from runway 06R without take-off clearance, tower instructed the aircraft to reject takeoff, the crew complied and rejected take-off. The aircraft vacated the runway about 1700 meters/5700 feet down the runway and […]

Flydubai Flight Delayed By Intoxicated Pilot

Reading Time: 1 minute A flydubai flight from Kathmandu to Dubai was delayed for nearly 12 hours after a pilot was suspected by a colleague of being under the influence of alcohol when reporting for duty. In a statement, flydubai said the pilot was scheduled to operate from the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu to Dubai. “Flydubai has a zero […]

Gulf Carriers Aviation Outlook 2018: Year for Strategic Recalibration

Reading Time: 1 minute Middle East aviation is eager to look past 2017, disturbed by travel and laptop bans, and then the airspace blockade against Qatar Airways and its home country, all along with the continuing campaign by some US airlines against Gulf carriers. Despite the unpleasantries, 2017 set in motion strategic developments likely to unfurl during 2018. Emirates […]

Boeing, flydubai Finalize Order for 175 737 MAX Airplanes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Boeing and flydubai finalized the purchase of 175 737 MAX airplanes in the largest single-aisle jet order in Middle East history. The deal – which includes options for an additional 50 jets – is valued at $27 billion at current list prices. Announced as a commitment at the 2017 Dubai Airshow, the deal allows flydubai […]

Emirates and flydubai Resume Flights Through Iraqi Airspace

Reading Time: 1 minute Emirates and sister carrier flydubai have resumed flights through Iraqi airspace just days after Baghdad announced it had defeated so-called Islamic State. The two UAE-based airline ceased transiting Iraqi-controlled airspace back in 2014 following the outbreak of fighting in the country’s northern regions as well as the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern […]

Middle East – Still One of the Most Desirable Destinations for Pilots

Reading Time: 2 minutes Despite instability in the region, fluctuating oil prices and unpredictable politics, the Gulf region is still one of the most attractive destinations for aviation specialists. With the recent news of laptop bans, visa restrictions, a slowdown of the oil industry in the Middle East it may seem that the aviation industry in this region is […]

Boeing and flydubai Sign Historic Deal for 225 737 MAX Airplanes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Boeing and flydubai signed a landmark agreement today for 225 737 MAX airplanes with a list price value of $27 billion. The deal represents the largest-ever single-aisle jet order – by number of airplanes and total value – from a Middle East carrier. Signed at the 2017 Dubai Airshow in flydubai’s hometown, the agreement includes […]

Emirates and Flydubai Partnership Announces First Codeshare Routes

Reading Time: 1 minute Following the commencement of their partnership, Emirates and flydubai announced that Emirates will expand its network to 29 flydubai destinations across three continents. The new partner network, through its codeshare, will offer greater frequency and easier access to more global destinations with the advantage of connecting baggage to the final destination. Passengers can book from […]

Flydubai Doubles Its Capacity To Russia For The Winter Season

Reading Time: 1 minute Dubai-based flydubai will double its operations to Russia for the winter season in response to growing passenger demand. The airline presented its seasonal offering at the Leisure 2017 Exhibition that opened today in Moscow where it is participating for the third time in partnership with Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM). From the […]

Middle Eastern Carriers Flock To Africa To Boost Profits

Reading Time: 2 minutes In five years, Turkish Airlines has nearly tripled the number of destinations it flies to in Africa. But the ‘Eurasian’ carrier, operating out of Istanbul on the edge of the Middle East, isn’t the only carrier in the region looking to find gold on the continent. By the end of October, Flydubai, will operate 14 […]