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flydubai encouraged by survey in favour of LCCs, but India operations delayed


With the growth in number and in operations of budget airlines in the Gulf region – in the midst of the recession-induced slowdown in travel, an increasing number of UAE travellers are opting to use the services of LCCs, as opposed to full service carriers, according to a June 2009 survey by market research company, YouGov. The company said that business class use has been reducing significantly, providing a great opportunity for LCCs to thrive, with the timing of the launch of flydubai fitting perfectly with the current economic situation. [1034 words]

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  • New executives to strengthen the flydubai team
  • Initial expansion hits a snag – India put on delay
  • Fleet to grow to six B737-800s by the end of 2009
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