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Flydubai Set To Launch Services In Jun-09  
User currently offlineAviationbuff From India, joined Mar 2008, 1425 posts, RR: 3
Posted (5 years 5 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 11704 times:

flydubai announced it is on schedule to launch services in Jun-09

flydubai has recruited 61 captains and 18 first officers, as well as 80 cabin crew. Flydubai confirmed that they are on schedule to launch services in Jun-09.

The 737's will be configured with 189 economy class seats and they will operate from Terminal 2 at Dubai International Airport.

http://www.ameinfo.com/189140.html
http://www.arabianbusiness.com/54932...bai-reveals-terminal-2-launch-plan

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User currently offlineAlianza From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 230 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 5 months 3 days ago) and read 11463 times:

The FlyDubai website does not list routes. It does suggest they might fly into southeast Europe. Any information on which destinations they might be considering there? Athens, maybe?


Regards,


User currently offlineAviationbuff From India, joined Mar 2008, 1425 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (5 years 5 months 3 days ago) and read 11382 times:



Quoting Alianza (Reply 1):
The FlyDubai website does not list routes. It does suggest they might fly into southeast Europe.

Flydubai has already announced that the routes will include destinations within 4.5 hours flying time of Dubai. Its anybody's guess that the network will cover:
1. Indian Sub-continent (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, probably Sri Lanka)
2. Entire Middle-east
3. Norther Africa (Egypt, Sudan, Nigeria)
4. Parts of Europe


User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19205 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (5 years 5 months 3 days ago) and read 11372 times:



Quoting Aviationbuff (Reply 2):
Norther Africa (Egypt, Sudan, Nigeria)

Nigeria in Northern Africa? Good luck flying there in 4 1/2 hours!  Big grin



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User currently offlineKleinsim From Qatar, joined Jan 2007, 154 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 5 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 11309 times:



Quoting Aviationbuff (Reply 2):
1. Indian Sub-continent (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, probably Sri Lanka)

Hasn't it already been announced that the first routes will be to India and Pakistan? I forgot the exact destinations though...

Kleinsim


User currently offlineColts001 From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 93 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 5 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 11176 times:

There were news sometime back that India will be the launch country with 5 destinations Pune (PNQ), Amritsar (ATQ), Goa (GOI), Jaipur (JAI) & Chandigarh (IXC). Here is the link to the old thread on this http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...eneral_aviation/read.main/4315568/

User currently offlineAT From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1027 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 5 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 11132 times:



Quoting Kleinsim (Reply 4):

Hasn't it already been announced that the first routes will be to India and Pakistan? I forgot the exact destinations though...

Doesn't EK have these routes pretty well covered?


User currently offlineAT From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1027 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 5 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 11111 times:

i just checked out their website. If you look at their pictures, they include just about every nationality except that of the Emirates. Bad image, if you ask me, especially since i't's going to be a more regional airline to begin with.

http://www.flydubai.com/people.asp


User currently offlineLightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12981 posts, RR: 100
Reply 8, posted (5 years 5 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 11102 times:
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Quoting Colts001 (Reply 5):
There were news sometime back that India will be the launch country with 5 destinations Pune (PNQ), Amritsar (ATQ), Goa (GOI), Jaipur (JAI) & Chandigarh (IXC).

From what I've read, Goa (GOI), and Jaipur (JAI) are two obvious destinations.

As to Pune, how many daily rights does FlyDubai have? I would have thought, due to the shared military/commercial airport nature, that this would have been a logical expansion for EK.

I'm a bit confussed on FlyDubai's bilateral rights. How do they not 'water down' EK's rights? Obviously any flights to countries with a Dubai 'open skies' agreement are moot, but last I looked, rights to India were pretty restrictive. Any links would be appreciated.

Lightsaber



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User currently offlineFlyPBA From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 5 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 11028 times:

here is their first 737 at Renton

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3628/3381677804_eb14c6e16b_o.jpg


User currently offlineLACA773 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 4006 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (5 years 5 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 10962 times:
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Are they going to fly 738s & 739ERs?

User currently offlineSwallow From Uganda, joined Jul 2007, 555 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 5 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 10940 times:



Quoting Aviationbuff (Thread starter):
flydubai has recruited 61 captains and 18 first officers, as well as 80 cabin crew

Curious ratio of captains to first officers; over 3:1. Obviously they are still recruiting, but is it interesting that they have 61 captains and 80 FAs. They may initially have lots of captains in the right hand seat



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User currently offlineLightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12981 posts, RR: 100
Reply 12, posted (5 years 5 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 10910 times:
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Quoting Swallow (Reply 11):
Obviously they are still recruiting, but is it interesting that they have 61 captains and 80 FAs. They may initially have lots of captains in the right hand seat

 rotfl  Obviously they focused on hiring captains. Nothing wrong with paying for a Captain to sit in the right seat. But for f/a's... 80 is only enough to fly three 738's! (I assume: 4 F/A per flight, 7 crews per airframe for year round coverage). Now, it is much quicker to train f/a's and copilots. So I imagine they'll ramp up quick.

What is their 738 delivery rate?

Lightsaber



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User currently offlineDirectorguy From Egypt, joined Jul 2008, 1668 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (5 years 5 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 10744 times:

Shame it's going to start operations from T2-it's a hassle and apparently it takes longer to get to T2 than it is to go to T1 or T3.
Aside from the usual batch of India flights, I expect them to add ALY, BEY and DAM as well. These routes seem to do well for Jazeera, Bahrain Air and Air Arabia.


User currently offlineBW424 From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Sep 2008, 1429 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (5 years 5 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 9321 times:



Quoting FlyPBA (Reply 9):
here is their first 737 at Renton

That 738 looks real sweet!!



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User currently offlineYXXMIKE From Canada, joined Apr 2008, 308 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 5 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 9192 times:

That paint scheme looks great!

The larger ratio of captains to FO's is a good idea in my own opinion. It can be costly but for a start up carrier it can mean the difference a lot of days. Having more experience on deck and on the ground can make life easier through the steep learning curves.

Good luck to them!


User currently offlineGF777 From Bahrain, joined Jan 2009, 40 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 5 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 8880 times:

I wonder where they will launch to and where they would fly to in Europe?

anyone has an idea?


User currently offlineFRAspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (5 years 5 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 8702 times:



Quoting BW424 (Reply 14):

Quoting FlyPBA (Reply 9):
here is their first 737 at Renton

That 738 looks real sweet!!



Quoting GF777 (Reply 16):
I wonder where they will launch to and where they would fly to in Europe?

Are 738s the only aircraft that flydubai will get? If not, what others will they get? I was thinking that London is an obvious choice in Europe, but they would need longer range aircraft no? 787s? A330s? Maybe a few destinations around the Mediterranean region?



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User currently offlineYVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2448 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (5 years 5 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 8615 times:



Quoting GF777 (Reply 16):
I wonder where they will launch to and where they would fly to in Europe?

Some guesses: ATH, OTP, BEG, IEV, SOF & LCA



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User currently offlineBW424 From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Sep 2008, 1429 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (5 years 5 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 8607 times:



Quoting FRAspotter (Reply 17):
Are 738s the only aircraft that flydubai will get?

Right now, yes. They have 50+ on order with 50+ options.



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User currently offlineSsublyme From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 516 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (5 years 5 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 7876 times:



Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 3):
Nigeria in Northern Africa? Good luck flying there in 4 1/2 hours!

Even if it were within 4.5hrs, Emirates wouldn't put a 737 on that route. Unless they are planning 5+ daily frequencies


User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19205 posts, RR: 52
Reply 21, posted (5 years 5 months 2 days ago) and read 7805 times:



Quoting Ssublyme (Reply 20):
Even if it were within 4.5hrs, Emirates wouldn't put a 737 on that route

Eh? EK doesn't have 737s; the smallest they have is the 332.

What are you talking about?



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User currently offlineLightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12981 posts, RR: 100
Reply 22, posted (5 years 5 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 7770 times:
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Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 21):
What are you talking about?

I think its the common mistake of not realizing FlyDubai is a separate airline under the same ownership. It will have a very different flight pattern than EK. What is FlyDubai's two letter code anyway?

Lightsaber



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User currently offlineFRAspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 9
Reply 23, posted (5 years 5 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 7644 times:



Quoting Lightsaber (Reply 22):
What is FlyDubai's two letter code anyway?

I'm not sure, but when I looked up the airline on wikipedia, there were blanks under the IATA, ICAO and call sign tabs. So maybe they haven't been created yet? (I know many people talk crap about wikipedia, but it is quite accurate the vast majority of the time. When a current event happens, wikipedia is updated almost immediately.)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flydubai



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User currently offline0NEWAIR0 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 939 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (5 years 5 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 7608 times:

Hopefully Mr. Ken Gile will run FlyDubai a little better than he ran SkyBus.


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25 SQ_EK_freak : From rumors I've heard around Dubai is that FlyDubai will primarily be doing Eastern Europe jaunts that EK don't currently serve. Thus far I haven't
26 GF777 : How much the pilots salary would be?
27 Inbound : It's a low cost, regional airline. I doubt it's going to be anything close to EK's salary. And yes, quite a few captains will be sitting in the right
28 413x3 : In this economy? If it even gets off the ground I would be surprised.
29 Kesflyer : I doubt ATH would be a route for them, however one never knows. My reasoning is that EK have just introduced a second daily to ATH, starting March 29t
30 Lightsaber : If imitation is flattery, Singapore has been extremely complimented by Dubai. I'm a little confused on FlyDubai's strategy vs. Emirates. Oh, the LCC
31 PlunaCRJ : FlyDubai´s 738s are the first 737NGs to be delivered with the updated interior, right? Regards,
32 GF777 : Yes It is coming in June 2009, it is confermed
33 2707200X : Maybe Flydubai will go to the markets where Emirates Airline has left.
34 PlunaCRJ : It will be interesting to see with what kind of enhancements Boeing came up once these aircrafts are delivered, then.
35 FatmirJusufi : Absolutely. I like their logo and livery. Does anybody knows what will be their IATA and ICAO code? Fatmir
36 Acabgd : Knowing the situation in BEG, from where JU scrapped the DXB service, I reckon this might be one of the destinations. There was a lot of transit traf
37 AirIndia : Air arabia is also on that route from SHJ.
38 Cricket : Hmmm.. I wonder if they will start with the three sectors EK started with KHI, BOM and DEL. Just to keep the same sense of history. But frankly I woul
39 SQ_EK_freak : Over the years, there haven't been that many stations that EK have left - Alex/Egypt, Moroni/Comoros Islands, Ho Chi Minh City/Vietnam, Bandar Abbas/
40 GF777 : I think Flydubai will operate on routes that Emirates dose now because they have to compete with the other low fare airlines in the area as Air Arabia
41 OlympicATH : Exactly what I was thinking. IMHO ATH is not gonna happen. Emirates 2 daily to DXB Air Arabia 3 weekly to SHJ Etihad 3 weekly to AUH, daily in 2010 Q
42 Danfearn77 : Absolutely. I love this livery.
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