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Final Report into Fatal flydubai Crash at Rostov-on-Don Criticises Pilots But Also Raises Possibility of Tiredness

Russia’s Interstate Aviation Committee has today released the final report into the fatal crash of flydubai flight FZ981 on 19th March 2016 in Rostov-on-Don.  The accident killed all 62 people on board the Boeing 737, including the two pilots, five…

flydubai Reports First Half Loss of $53 Million; Blames Boeing 737MAX Grounding

The budget airline flydubai has reported a first-half loss of $53.6 million (AED 196.7 million) with the carrier’s chief executive, Ghaith Al Ghaith pegging the blame on the worldwide grounding of Boeing 737MAX aircraft.  flydubai currently has 14 Boeing 737MAX8…

The United Arab Emirates Doesn’t Think the Boeing 737MAX Will Fly Again Until Next Year

The head of the UAE’s civil aviation regulator told reporters on Sunday that he isn’t “optimistic” the troubled Boeing 737MAX will be allowed to fly again until the start of 2020 at the earliest.  The comments from Said Mohammed al-Suwaidi,…

flydubai Celebrates 10th Birthday: Has it Really Been a Decade Already?

Dubai’s very own homegrown low-cost airline aptly named flydubai will celebrate its 10th birthday in just over a month’s time – it doesn’t feel like the government-owned carrier has been around for that long at all but flydubai actually started…

flydubai Official: Pilots Involved in Recent Moscow Sheremetyevo Incident Were NOT Fatigued

Yesterday, we reported an incident which recently took place at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport involving a flydubai operated Boeing 737 aircraft.  According to the Aviation Herald, on the morning of the 2nd December, the pilots of flydubai flight FZ918 had attempted to…

Is Fatigue Still a Serious Issue at flydubai? Pilots Commence Takeoff Without Clearance in Moscow

Updated: 6th December 2018: In an emailed statement, flydubai has confirmed that this incident is still under investigation.  The cause of the incident has not been determined and this article is not intended to infer in any way that pilot…

This Should Be Spectacular: UAE Airlines Come Together For National Day Flypast

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is today celebrating its 47th National Day – commemorating the anniversary of the founding of the UAE.  It’s a big event for the country and one that brings the seven emirates together like nothing else. …

SOURCES: There’s Going to be a Delay in Dubai Creating One of the Largest Airport’s in the World

Grand plans by Dubai’s ruling family to build an airport which serves as a mega-hub with five parallel runways and the capacity to handle something in the region of 200 million passengers per year have apparently been put on hold. …

VIDEO: flydubai Launches New Safety Video for Boeing 737 MAX 8 Aircraft

flydubai has launched an updated version of its animated safety video, featuring Maya the cabin crew and four Emirati grandmothers.  Since the original safety video first aired, flydubai has launched its Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft with new business class…

flydubai Records $86.3 million Loss in First Six Months of Year: Expects Second Half to be Challenging

Rising oil prices have not been kind to low-cost airline flydubai as the airline today reported a huge $86.3 million USD loss for the first six months of the year.  The loss compares to a $10.1 million profit the Dubai-based…

APPLY NOW: flydubai is Once Again Recruiting New Cabin Crew

The Dubai-based budget airline, flydubai is once again calling out for new join cabin crew to join its ranks.  The application window opened yesterday and anyone who’s interested in pursuing a career with the rapidly expanding airline can apply for…

SECURITY INCIDENT: Was There An Attempted Hijacking On a flydubai Plane Today? The UAE Say’s No

A flydubai plane bound for Kabul in Afghanistan was forced to return to Dubai early this morning due to what authorities in the UAE are calling an “accidental incident” involving a disruptive passenger onboard.  However, an Iranian news agency earlier…

flydubai Is “Cautiously Optimistic About 2018” As The Low Cost Airline Publishes Its Latest Financial Results

flydubai, the low-cost Dubai-based airline has said it is “cautiously optimistic about 2018” but admits the operational climate last year “remained challenging” as it publishes its latest financial results for 2017. The airline announced revenues of $1.5 billion USD with…

flydubai is Expanding Fast! Announces Order for 225 New Aircraft On Penultimate Day of Dubai Air Show

Yesterday, we reported on predictions from U.S. aircraft manufacturer Boeing, that airlines across the Arabian Gulf region would need around 3,350 new aircraft within the next 20 years – to both replace older aircraft and fuel future growth.  Well, it…

Fancy Going Fully Flat On a Low Cost Airline? flydubai Offers Just that Option – Shows Off its Brand New Boeing 737MAX

Yesterday, the first day of the 2017 Dubai Air Show kicked off in spectacular fashion with Emirates stealing much of the limelight with its ‘game changer‘ of a new First Class Suite.  But on the sidelines of the massive event,…

Whoah: Airbus Estimates Middle East Airlines Will More Than Double Their Aircraft Fleets by 2036

The last couple of years have been particularly hard for airlines in the Middle East.  Profits at Emirates dropped a massive 80% in 2016 to just $340 million USD due to a major fall in regional business travel, overcapacity, concerns…

flydubai See’s Bumper Passenger Figures but the Low-Cost Carrier is Still Losing Money. Why?

In the first 6-months of the year, flydubai welcomed nearly five and a half million passengers onboard its aircraft – that’s over 10% more than the same period in 2016.  It’s a fantastic figure and just goes to show how…

flydubai Reaches 1 Million Likes on Facebook But Still Way Behind Rival Airlines

Nowadays building a following on Facebook is easier said than done – so it’s with understandable pride that the Dubai-based low-cost carrier, flydubai announced today that it had reached a social media milestone of one million fans on its Facebook…

You’ve Done the Video Interview: So Now What’s Happening with the flydubai Cabin Crew Recruitment Process?

Back in early June, flydubai suddenly reopened its recruitment process for new cabin crew.  The airline’s decision to start recruiting again came by surprise but candidates had to be quick – the application window was closed without warning after a…

flydubai Gears Up For The Future With its First Boeing 737MAX Delivery

The first Boeing 737MAX aircraft belonging to low-cost airline flydubai took off from the Boeing delivery center in Seattle today.  The Dubai-based airline has 75 of the next generation aircraft on order with deliveries expected over the next few years. …

flydubai Bets on Russia – Adds Three New Routes, Ups Network to Ten Russian Destinations

flydubai is once again expanding its route network as it announces the introduction of direct services between Dubai and three new destinations in Russia.  It builds on the low-cost carrier’s plan to build its presence in otherwise underserved destinations.  flydubai…

Emirates and flydubai Announce “Extensive Partnership Agreement” But Deny Merger

We’ve known for a while that Emirates, the world’s largest long-haul airline was looking at a tie-up with Dubai’s government owned low-cost carrier, flydubai.  Speculation had been mounting following comments made earlier this year by the Emirates Group chief executive…

Hainan Airlines and flydubai Unveil Brand New Cabin Crew Uniforms – Hainan Wins On Style

Two airlines, two new cabin crew uniform launches and two very different looks.  First, came a high-end and ultra glamorous event at Laurence Xu’s Haute-Couture Show during Paris Couture Fashion Week.  Models took to the runway at the InterContinental Paris…

Emirates and Etihad Aren’t Hiring: What Are the Alternatives? The Pro’s and Con’s

It’s been more than seven months since Emirates and Etihad last recruited any new Cabin Crew.  And it doesn’t look like either airline is about to start hiring again anytime soon – Emirates recently launched a glossy new careers website…

flydubai Cabin Crew Recruitment – Step by Step Process 2019

There are currently 1,650 Cabin Crew, representing over 100 nationalities working for flydubai.  The latest recruitment round ended in June 2017 and it was even harder than the year before.  The recruitment team has introduced a multi-layered process with plenty…

Good News at Last: flydubai Has Reopened Cabin Crew Recruitment

Some fantastic news at last – flydubai has reopened Cabin Crew recruitment with applications now being accepted on the airline’s official careers website.  The online portal was opened on 05th June and quite frankly, considering what’s going on at fellow…

Life in the United Arab Emirates. Are Emirates & Etihad the Right Airlines for You? 

Cabin Crew from around the world aspire to work for Emirates, flydubai and Etihad Airways.  In Dubai, Emirates say their crew represent over 150 different nationalities and Etihad has staff from a similar number of countries.  Even flydubai has employees from over…

flydubai to Get Even Nicer Cabins (for a Low Cost Airline) on New 737 MAX Aircraft

The Dubai-based low-cost airline, flydubai has been making some big announcements at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg this week.  As the airline prepares for the first of its new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft to be delivered later this…

How to Ace the Cabin Crew Assessment Day – The Best Tips and Advice That Really Do Work

I’ve attended a lot of Cabin Crew Assessment Day’s for a number of major, international airlines.  Along the way, I’ve learnt what works (and importantly, what doesn’t work).  I’ve made plenty of mistakes and I too have failed on occasion.…

A Gathering Storm: Gulf Airlines Profits to Drop by Two Thirds in 2017

Amidst the glamorous unveiling of the Qatar Airways new Business Class suite, a darker mood descended on the annual airline shindig that is ITB Berlin.  In highly publicised remarks, Tim Clark, the longtime President of mega-airline Emirates, warned of a…

True or False? The Cabin Crew Recruitment Rumours that Won’t Go Away

What are the most common Cabin Crew recruitment rumours? The cabin crew recruitment process is seemingly full of rumour and myth.  And one of the worst airlines for this mystery is Emirates.  Take a look online and it won’t be…

Good News: Despite High Profile Accidents, Flying Got Even Safer in 2016

It can’t be easy for international airlines at the moment.  Sliding revenues and increased competition have battered the top global carriers – and there doesn’t seem to be any let-up in sight.  But here’s some very welcome, good news from…

Flydubai Puts a Brave Face on 2016 Results but Future Looks Uncertain

The Dubai-based low-cost carrier, flydubai has just unveiled its full year results for 2016, reporting a modest profit of AED 31.6 million (USD $8.6 million).  The results mark flydubai’s fifth consecutive year in the black with increased passenger numbers and…

News Round Up – 29th December 2016

Emirates expects to handle 250,000 passengers at its Dubai home in the first three days of 2017 but the future doesn’t look so rosy for both it and neighbouring competitor Etihad.   The last 777-200 jet has been taken out…

The Best Qualities to Highlight in Your Cabin Crew Application Resume

An analysis of cabin crew job descriptions from some of the biggest airlines in the world reveals exactly what personal qualities and attributes recruiters truly value and search for in their new recruits. For this analysis, the publicly available job descriptions…

Flydubai Reaches 1,650 Cabin Crew Milestone with Recruitment Ongoing

The future looked very uncertain for Flydubai; passenger numbers had plummeted after the tragic loss of flight FZ981 at Rostov-on-Don Airport in Russia on 19th March 2016.  All 55 passengers and 7 crew died when the Flydubai jet burst into…

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