The airline carried more than one million passengers between Dubai and Kuwait in three years
Kuwait, 07 April 2013: flydubai, Dubai’s innovative low-cost airline, 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. 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% after one year of operations, illustrating the strong demand for travel between the Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates.
Some of the figures highlighting the remarkable growth of the Kuwait-Dubai route include:
- Passenger numbers for flydubai’s Kuwait market grew by 31% in 2012.
- The overall market size has increased by 35% between 2009 and 2012, indicating flydubai’s role in stimulating demand by encouraging travel.
- 84% of traffic on this route is to Dubai whilst the remaining passengers are connecting onwards to a number of destinations on flydubai’s network including Sri Lanka, Maldives, India and Georgia.
Commenting on the occasion, flydubai’s CEO, Ghaith Al-Ghaith, said: “Kuwait has always been a key market for flydubai. Our commitment to serving the country to further cements 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.”
flydubai, the fastest growing start-up airline in the world, is now the second-largest carrier operating out of Dubai International Airport and 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.
flydubai’s fleet comprises 28 brand new Boeing 737-800 aircraft – one of the safest aircraft to take to the skies. flydubai ordered of 50 aircraft in July 2008, and the remainder will be delivered by 2016.
flydubai is committed to affordability, but does not compromise on quality. Innovation and choice are two key characteristics that have set the airline apart and over the past three years it has maintained high levels of service standards and operational efficiency while maintaining affordable fares.
flydubai has set new standards with its In-Flight Entertainment, becoming the first airline in the world to show movies in high definition. Passengers can choose from more than 900 hours of non-stop entertainment from the best of Hollywood including over 225 movies, 200 TV programmes and 370 music albums, at a small extra fee.
flydubai launched its cargo service in Kuwait in November 2012, providing an affordable and convenient outbound cargo service in addition to the existing inbound service.
flydubai 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. Return fares from Kuwait to Dubai start at 54 KWD.
flydubai has a simple model where customers only pay for services they want to receive. Fares are inclusive of all taxes plus one piece of hand luggage weighing up to 7kg and one small laptop bag or handbag. A checked in baggage or a seat with extra legroom can be booked for an extra small fee. Once on board, passengers can choose from a range of optional extras, including in-flight entertainment packages or select from the varied menu of refreshments and Duty Free items.
Established in March 2008, flydubai is Dubai’s first low-cost airline and the fastest growing start-up airline in the world. Since commencing operations in June 2009, the airline has established a route network of more than 50 destinations across the Middle East, Africa, Indian Subcontinent, Asia and Central & Eastern Europe and has built up fleet of 28 aircraft. Owned by the Government of Dubai, the low-cost carrier supports the city’s commercial and tourism sectors by serving all travellers and providing them with affordable air links to a range of destinations. The airline is dedicated to quality service and comfortable travel, lowering costs by optimising operational efficiencies and offering the passenger more choice. flydubai Cargo started operations on 1 January 2012 and operates within the flydubai passenger network as well as to offline stations.
For more information about flydubai services, please visit flydubai.com.
The representatives of flydubai, Dubai innovative low cost airline- met Kuwait’s media over lunch in appreciation and recognition of their role in supporting flydubai’s journey of development and growth in the Kuwaiti market over the past three years, which had a deep impact in re-enforcing its position as one of the most rapidly growing low-cost airline.