flydubai Celebrates a Successful First Appearance at the Dubai Airshow

DUBAI , UAE, November 19 /PRNewswire/ -- flydubai, Dubai's first low cost airline has hailed the 2009 Dubai Airshow as a resounding success and has vowed to be back at the next Show in two years' time. (Photo...


The flydubai model is simple, with customers paying only for the services they want to receive. The price includes all taxes and one piece of hand baggage, weighing up to 10 kg, per passenger.

Passengers have the option to purchase checked-in baggage in advance at just AED 40 for the first piece and AED 100 for the second, weighing up to 32 kg, subject to availability. Checked baggage at the airport is also strictly subject to availability and passengers are advised to book online early to secure the space, as only pre-purchased baggage can be guaranteed.

A nominal payment of AED 5 allows customers to select their seat and just AED 50 secures the extra legroom positions. Bookings can be changed for a small fee, plus any difference in the fare, and food and drink can be purchased on board.

flydubai operates from a modernised and enhanced Terminal 2 on the north side of Dubai International Airport.

About flydubai:

Established in March 2008 with start-up capital of AED 250 million, flydubai is Dubai's first low cost airline. Owned by the government of Dubai , the airline will support the city's commercial and tourism sectors by serving all travellers, providing them with affordable air links to a range of destinations.

With flydubai, travellers can take 1 piece of hand baggage (weighing up to 10 kg) no larger than 56 cm x 45 cm x 25 cm on board without charge. If the bag does not meet the cabin requirements, it will be checked into the aircraft hold at a cost of AED 150. For a little extra, passengers can check a bag. Each bag purchased can hold up to 32 kg and not larger than 90 cm x 75 cm x 43 cm. If customers want to take more, an additional bag can be purchased, subject to availability.

Based on a low cost business model, flydubai offers a value-for-money product at an extremely competitive price. Its website (http://www.flydubai.com) will be an important interface for customers, together with a call centre (+9714-301-0800) and travel partners.

Note to editors:

For further information, please contact:

Zahabia Motiwala or Rima Salman at the flydubai press office at Polaris PR. Telephone: (+9714)-341-5555. Zahabia Motiwala mobile: (+971)-50-768-9440. Rima Salman mobile: (+971)-50-273-4869. E-mail: z.motiwala@polaris-me.com or r.salman@polaris-me.com.

Or

Heather Redpath, PR Manager for flydubai at Mobile: (+971)-50-9508420; Email: heather.redpath@flydubai.com

SOURCE Polaris Public Relations

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