flydubai stated (05-Jun-2011) that in the two years since its launch on 01-Jun-2009, it has become the "fastest-growing start-up airline ever", having grown to operate a fleet of 16 aircraft and 36 operational destinations. [more]
flydubai: "flydubai would not have been able to grow and develop so quickly if we did not operate in such a fantastic environment for business as the UAE. One of the biggest challenges for a new company is dealing with rapid expansion while ensuring the systems, procedures and staff are in place to maintain consistent levels of service. At flydubai we have achieved that and more. Despite starting operations at a difficult time for the aviation industry, flydubai has not only stuck to our ambitious growth plan, but we've added to it by taking on challenges such as bringing all our maintenance and engineering in-house. We've done all of this successfully while at the same time maintaining an on-time performance record that is one of the best in the industry at 85%. And perhaps most importantly of all our passengers still receive a friendly welcome when they come on board flydubai," Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO. Source: Company Statement, 05-Jun-2011.