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flydubai preparing for launch: recruits pilots and crew


flydubai announced it is on schedule to launch services in Jun-09, following the recruitment of pilots and crew in preparation for its launch. The carrier has recruited 61 captains and 18 first officers, as well as 80 cabin crew. flydubai’s first group of recruits, comprising 24 captains and 21 cabin crew, is currently undergoing training. [1013 words]

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  • Confirms launch base at Dubai International
  • To fly to five destinations in India
  • UAE's LCC potential for growth

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  • flydubai expected delivery schedule (leased and ordered): 2009-2015 (as at Dec-08)
  • FlyDubai B737NG
  • India-Middle East seating capacity by carrier
  • Air India Express services to Dubai: Mar-09
  • B737NG range graph
  • Middle East LCC fleet and expansion plans
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