Flydubai celebrates 3 years of Kuwait service
Dubai, April 7, 2013
Flydubai, Dubai’s innovative low-cost airline, today celebrates its third anniversary of operations in Kuwait, reaffirming its commitment to the market.
Three years since launching operations to Kuwait, flydubai has flown more than 1 million passengers on the route and has more than tripled its capacity, a statement from the airline company said. The carrier launched its double daily services to Kuwait back in 2010 and today it operates eight conveniently timed flights a day.
The total number of operated flights to Kuwait increased by 62 per cent after one year of operations, illustrating the strong demand for travel between Kuwait and the UAE.
Ghaith Al-Ghaith, flydubai’s CEO, said: “Kuwait has always been a key market for flydubai. Our commitment is to serving the country to further cement the strong cultural, trade and tourism relations between our two nations. Offering affordable, high frequency and excellent quality service has enabled more passengers to travel more frequently for business and leisure, and we look forward to catering to the increasing demand in the future.”
The airline is now the second-largest carrier operating out of Dubai International Airport, having recently started operations to its 54th destination. With the rapid expansion of flydubai’s network, Kuwaiti passengers now have more opportunity to connect onwards to a host of exciting destinations in 31 countries across the Middle East, Africa, Indian Subcontinent, Asia, the Commonwealth of Independent States and Central and Eastern Europe.
The airline’s fleet comprises 28 brand new Boeing 737-800 aircraft – one of the safest aircraft to take to the skies. It ordered 50 aircraft in July 2008, and the remainder will be delivered by 2016.
The airline launched its cargo service in Kuwait in November 2012, providing an affordable and convenient outbound cargo service in addition to the existing inbound service, the statement said.
Fflydubai Cargo services include a fully automated warehouse storage and retrieval system with real time information and efficient transit times. The airline has also signed a number of interline agreements with carriers including Emirates, Singapore Airlines and British Airways to ship goods beyond flydubai’s passenger network, which now spans more than 50 destinations.
Flydubai operates an eight daily service to Kuwait. – TradeArabia News Service
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