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SERVING 83.6 MILLION TRAVELLERS IN 2016, CONNECTING THEM TO 240 DESTINATIONS ACROSS SIX CONTINENTS ON MORE THAN 100 AIRLINES, DUBAI INTERNATIONAL IS A DYNAMIC AND FAST-GROWING AIRPORT THAT TRULY INTERLINKS THE WORLD.

Ahead of planned delivery of 100 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft by 2023, flydubai extended its strategic partnership with AAR to provide complex flight-hour component support for the new inventory.

flydubai has announced a seven year extension of its air cargo management contract with technology provider Mercator.

For the first time, flydubai is participating in Arabian Travel Market (ATM) to showcase OPEN, the low-cost carrier’s rewards programme.

flydubai Cargo has completed five years of operations, during which it expanded its freight network to 300 global destinations, including an uninterrupted service into the European Union (EU), following the completion of EU Aviation Security Validation and ACC3 designation.

flydubai honoured Kuwait’s 56th National and Liberation Day holidays with 24 additional flights from the Dubai hub to Kuwait International Airport between February 22 – 27.

In a bid to expand its network and offer more leisure destinations for UAE residents, flydubai has announced three new summer services to Batumi, Qabala and Tivet, which will operate between June – September.

In 2016, flydubai saw a 14.4 year-on-year growth in the number of passengers served, which reached a record breaking 10.4 million travellers.

In 2016, dnata recorded unprecedented growth at its two Dubai airports, with 431,978 aircraft movements and serving more than 91.3 million passengers, increases of four percent and 16 percent, respectively.

In an inaugural flight from Dubai International, flydubai launched its daily service to Bangkok.