Flydubai unveils livery

15 Jul 2008 by Mark Caswell

Low-cost carrier Flydubai has unveiled its livery and announced the purchase of 54 next-generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft, ahead of its launch next year.

The carrier is due to commence flights in mid-2009 (see online news June 26), and has launched the beginnings of its website at, although as yet there is no reservation facilities or a definitive list of destinations.

The website says Flydubai will be based at Al Maktoum International airport, a new airport under construction in the Jebel Ali area of Dubai. The first of six parallel runways has been completed at the facility, with the airport expected to have a capacity for 120 million passengers when fully built.

Flydubai’s website says the airline will serve “the whole of the Middle East region, north and east Africa, south east Europe and the Indian sub-continent”, with single-aisle 737-800 aircraft configured for 189 economy seats.

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Report by Mark Caswell

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