New Airlines: Flydubai to Launch by 2009
The new airline Flydubai just announced that it bought 50 737-800s, a deal worth almost $4 billion at list prices. The carrier, owned by the government of Dubai, plans to start service by summer of 2009, meaning those Boeings will have to come off the assembly line soon. Rumor has it Flydubai is jumping the production queue by snapping up aircraft deliveries that American airlines have deferred.
Where will those 50 new planes fly?
To Dubai from the whole Middle East region, North and East Africa, Southeast Europe and the Indian subcontinent.
Specific routes still haven't been announced. As for fares, Flydubai says ticket prices will be "extremely competitive."