flydubai reveals Terminal 2 launch

Dubai's first low cost airline to launch flights in mid-2009, destinations to be revealed soon.
flydubai reveals Terminal 2 launch
By Andy Sambidge
Wed 11 Mar 2009 02:55 PM

Dubai's first low cost airline, flydubai on Wednesday announced it will operate from Terminal 2 at Dubai International Airport, when it begins its services later this year.

flydubai said it was on schedule to take off with the launch of its first routes mid-2009 without giving a specific date.

The carrier will operate a fleet of Boeing aircraft, each offering 189 economy class seats. Launch routes will be announced shortly and will include a range of destinations within four and a half hours flying time of Dubai.

"As a low cost airline, flydubai will focus firmly on providing the very best value to our customers in a modern and convenient international environment" said the airline's CEO Ghaith Al Ghaith.

"In Terminal 2 we have found an ideal home which will allow us to bring efficiencies to our operations and a range of facilities and benefits to our customers."

The one-level Terminal 2, with its central location on the north side of Dubai International Airport, will ultimately be served by a new transport infrastructure on Al Ittihad and Al Twar Roads, which will provide better approach routes and access.

"Our business model is to provide the best value to our customers, in a simple and transparent way and with the utmost of safety - we look forward to serving the growing numbers of travellers in this region and to bringing people together more often," Al Ghaith added.

The airline's operations team is currently finalising routes, which are likely to include the Indian subcontinent, north and east Africa, southeast Europe and the Middle East.

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