The first of flydubai's 50 Boeing 737-800 Next Generation aircraft sits on the tarmac at Dubai airport. The Emirati low-cost carrier will operate its debut flight to Beirut on June 1, followed by Amman the next day, with Damascus and Alexandria, Egypt on its list of destinations. (Getty Images)
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