flydubai ahead of its inaugural flight to Malé discussed its market growth.
The airline’s chief executive officer, Ghaith Al Ghaith was joined by Laila Suhail, CEO, Dubai Events and Promotions Establishment (DEPE) and Hamad Bin Mejren, executive director, Business Tourism, Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) and Anita Mehra, vice president – marketing and corporate communications, Dubai Airports to highlight the passenger growth recorded from Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) plus the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and GCC markets.
Latest figures from Dubai International Airport state that passenger traffic from the CIS and Russia increased by 34% in Q3 2012 compared to the same period in 2011. The airline also recorded a 65% growth in passenger numbers from the GCC in 2012 compared to 2011, and a 36% growth in the number of flights over the same period.
“The new Malé route will attract passengers from across our network, in particular those from the CIS, CEE and GCC,” said Ghaith Al Ghaith.
flydubai operates a fleet of 28 Boeing 737-800 aircraft catering to both the business and leisure passengers.