19-May-2011 1:03 PM

flydubai to hire 600 pilots

flydubai announced plan to recruit 600 pilots by 2016 to keep pace with its growing fleet and route network (Arabian Business, 18-May-2011). The airline placed an order for 50 Boeing 737-800s in 2008 with a total value of USD4 billion, with the last B737 expected by 2016. CEO Ghaith al Ghaith said the LCC was “possibly the world’s fastest growing start-up airline ever”. flydubai in Apr-2011 secured financing worth USD80 million at list prices with lessor MC Aviation Partners to cover the costs for equipment due in 2011. The LCC serves 37 destinations from its Dubai International Airport base.

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