22-Sep-2009 10:39 AM

flydubai to add two new aircraft and eight destinations by the end of 2009

flydubai confirmed plans to add two more B737-800s to its current fleet of four by the end of 2009 (Zawya/Dow Jones, 21-Sep-09). The carrier plans to launch up to eight new destinations by the end of the year. flydubai CEO, Ghaith al-Ghaith revealed the carrier plans to “grow as fast next year as we have done since we launched, and even faster in 2011”. Targets include "niche markets were there is no existing competition", including destinations in India, the CIS and Russia. In Jul-2009, flydubai deferred the launch of Indian services due to "operational issues".

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