Update of the route network for flydubai
flydubai reduces its B737 MAX order book by 65 units
15.07.2021 – 09:41 UTC
flydubai (FZ, Dubai Int’l) announces that it has reached an agreement with Boeing (BOE, Chicago O’Hare) to reduce its current B737 MAX order book by 65 units.
“The airline has adjusted its orders for aircraft that had been placed in 2013 and 2017 … [following] a review of fleet plans in accordance with the airline’s strategy of rebuilding the travel sector in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the changing dynamics of the airline’s route structure, âsaid declared the Emirati carrier.
According to advanced ch-aviation fleets module, flydubai currently operates thirteen B737-8 and three B737-9, as well as thirty-six B737-800. Prior to the announcement, these were 235 additional B737-8s on firm order from Boeing, which had ranked flydubai the world’s second-largest customer airline for the B737 MAX behind Southwest Airlines and ahead of Lion Air.
Despite the overall reduction in its order volume, flydubai has no plans to stop deliveries and has said it will take eleven additional B737-8s by the end of 2021.
Somaliland lifts flydubai ban
07.07.2021 – 17:04 UTC
The Somaliland government has lifted its suspension of the UAE low cost carrier flydubai (FZ, Dubai Int’l) following a bilateral agreement between their respective civil aviation authorities.
This was revealed at a press conference recently by the director of the Somaliland Civil Aviation and Airports Authority (SCAAA), Omar-Sayid Qalombi, the Som Tribune newspaper reported.
As previously reported, UAE low-cost airlines flydubai and Air Arabia (G9, Sharjah), in November 2020, saw their connection licenses to Hargeisa, the capital of Somaliland (a self-proclaimed unrecognized territory in northern Somalia) , withdrawn. It came after they signed on to a Somali government ban on international flights imposed due to COVID-19. The Somaliland government has demanded an apology from both carriers and that they should come to an agreement with its own regulator, which appears to follow.
Omar-Sayid Qalombi said the ban was based on a Somaliland Ministerial Council decision dated October 17, 2020 that foreign public carriers must have a license from SCAAA on the basis of an entry agreement. trade between the two states. Such…
Israeli carriers keep skies open as foreign airlines cancel
19.05.2021 – 05:21 UTC
Israeli airlines El Al Israel Airlines, Israir and Arkia Israeli Airlines have carried out rescue flights for Israelis stranded abroad, as international airlines cancel flights to the country as a precaution against rockets fired from Gaza.
El Al said in a statement to local media that he would “strive to keep air routes to and from Israel open, even amid security threats, in all situations in which it is possible to fly”. She was ready, she said, to operate additional planes to fill the deficits of foreign carriers.
American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, Lufthansa, Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Iberia and British Airways are among the airlines that have suspended flights to Tel Aviv Ben Gurion. Ethiopian Airlines and flydubai continued to operate, the Haaretz newspaper reported.
Palestinian militants have bombed the Tel Aviv area several times since conflict erupted on May 10, prompting Israel’s main airport to reroute some flights to Eilat Ramon, …
Tel Aviv Ben-Gurion, Israel reopens after rocket fire
12.05.2021 – 20:50 UTC
Israel’s Tel Aviv Ben-Gurion Airport reopened to traffic with a number of flights taking off on Wednesday morning.
The airport was temporarily closed on the evening of March 11, 2021, due to rocket attacks from Gaza on Tel Aviv, which saw canceled, delayed or diverted flights to Larnaca and Cairo Int’l.
At least 40 people were reportedly killed in the region on Wednesday in the worst outbreak of violence since 2014 between Israel and Hamas, the Palestinian militant group that controls Gaza, following Israeli airstrikes on Gaza and hundreds of rockets fired over Israel overnight. Videos posted on social media Tuesday evening showed that the Ben-Gurion airport terminal was evacuated and rockets flying near the airport were intercepted by Israel’s “Iron Dome” defense system.
According to FlightRadar24 and live information from the airport’s flight board, among the airlines that canceled their return flights to Tel Aviv on Tuesday were flydubai (FZ1549 and FZ1947 from Dubai Int’l), Turkish Airlines flight TK810 from Dubai Int’l. Istanbul New and Wizz Air. ..