Flydubai was established in 2008 as a low-cost airline by Emirates Airlines chairman Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum. The airline company Fly Dubai specializes in low cost flights and is a state carrier of the Emirate Dubai. The hub of the airline is located at Dubai International Airport. In the build-up phase, the company was supported by the airline Emirates, but it always works independently of it and does not belong to the Emirates group.
Flydubai is flying to more than 90 destinations as of the end of 2018. As of the end of 2018, it is expanding its flight network by adding to cities such as Shimkent and Helsinki. The airline’s main strategy is to offer low-cost travel options to popular resorts, which have not been flown from Dubai. Like Helsinki; This is one of the main reasons for adding an area that can see the northern lights to the flight network.
Flydubai has 244 aircraft orders within 10 years. The total number of aircraft is planned to increase to 294. With this number of aircraft; It shows that it will make direct flights to many regions in the Middle East, Europe and Asia.
The Wi-Fi package for Flydubai, which has a paid wi-fi service on flights, varies according to route and flight time. Wi-fi service; You can get 30 minutes for more than 2 hours flights or you can get for your entire flight. If you are just going to use viber and whatsup app, it would be better to get the messaging package.
There are a number of competitors for Fly Dubai. These include the low-cost airlines Air Arabia, Sharjah and Jazeera Airways.
Dubai is a small country and there are no domestic flights. The main countries Flydubai flying international destinations: Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Georgia, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Oman, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Turkey and Ukraine.
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Flydubai offers its online check-in directly on the company’s website. Starting from 24 hours before the flight and continues until 90 minutes prior the scheduled flight.
Click the button below to check in online.
Self-service Kiosk Check-in
You can check in with the kiosks only at Dubai International Airport. You must complete the check-in process from the kiosks 60 minutes before the scheduled departure. In case of flights to the cities of Jeddah and Medina, check-in is not possible with the kiosk. You can print your boarding pass by selecting the seat number from the kiosks with the reservation number. If you have baggage, do not forget to leave your baggage to the delivery point.
Check-in can be done at Flydubai counter at the airport. Check-in starts 3 hours before flight departure and closes 1 hour before the flight departure. If you do not check in on time, you will lose your right to fly.
In economy class, passengers are allowed to carry seven kilograms of luggage in one bag. A laptop or handbag may be carried along. In business class, two hand luggage pieces with a maximum of 15 kilograms of luggage can be used. A handbag must never be larger than 56 x 45 x 25 centimeters.
In economy class, luggage has to be booked additionally, in the business class each passenger can give a total of 40 kilograms of luggage in up to 3 bags distributed. A piece of luggage must never be larger than 75 x 55 x 35 centimeters and not more than 32 kilograms.
Ski equipment, bicycle and golf equipment, etc. Please consult your airline for your other equipment.
Flydubai passengers can choose their seats free of charge when checking in at the airport or online. Flydubai does not allow you to choose emergency seats and front seats free of charge, as the airline will be willing to sell especially good seats with pay.
If you want to take your flight comfortably, you can choose your seat from the airline’s website for a fee. The most expensive seats on the plane are the front and emergency exit seats; the cheapest seats are the seats on the back of the plane.
Because of the airlines who want to reduce the cost of flying more passengers, knee distance is very important especially on long haul flights. The front seats and emergency exit seats are the seats with the highest knee distance. It is generally sold for a fee.
Skywards, Emirates airline’s award-winning loyalty program, has been a loyalty program for Flydubai airlines since August 01, 2018. The codeshare treaty with Emirates airlines is deepened by the addition of the loyalty program.
Passengers registered to Flydubai’s previous loyalty program, OPEN, must register with Emirates Skywards to continue earning miles on their travels. Members can also win the Skywards Miles and Tier Miles when they fly with Emirates, not just flydubai.
It is possible to convert your OPEN miles to Skywards miles until a certain time. Since Skywards is a highly developed loyalty program, you can also earn miles on car rentals, American Express card payments, hotel booking, Careem (taxi) and Arabian Adventures package tour purchases. You can also use your miles on your purchases from this partner. The Skywards mile gain varies according to your route, fare, travel class, and membership status. Skywards have 4 membership status; Skywards Blue, Skywards Silver, Skywards Gold and Skywards Platinum. Especially Platinium membership offers many advantages as well as free use of Emirates lounges.
Flydubai offers snacks such as sandwiches and wraps for a fee. Hot meals are not included in the price of your economy class ticket. There is no hot meal order flight time less than 90 minutes. Flydubai passengers can order food from the Flydubai airline website during the booking process or up to 48 hours prior to the flight. Business class passengers are always given free meals and beverages. All meals are served with a variety of juice, water, tea or coffee.
You can pre-order dishes that are examples of:
Spinach omelette with chicken chipolata
Butter chicken with steamed rice
Chicken cacciatore penne pasta
Chicken in oyster sauce
Chicken kiev with mashed potato
Chicken masala biryani
Potato bhaji and chana masala
Potato cakes and creamy spinach
Vegetable croquettes with potato wedges
Vegetable masala biryani
Especially in long distances, Flydubai offers in-flight entertainment, so you can enjoy your flight without getting bored.
The airline offers you movies, music, TV shows and more entertainment options that will allow you to travel without getting bored.
Generally, you are not allowed to travel with your pet on Flydubai flights. You can carry the hawk in the cage as hand luggage. But this requires special approval.
On your flights to the United States and Europe (marketed by Emirates airline), you may be allowed to bring your seeing eye dog . You should inform the airline in advance about this issue.
* As of 2018, Flydubai cargo transports pets. The cargo is given to all destinations where Flydubai is flying. There are also door-to-door delivery options.
For Flydubai Business class passengers there is a 2-storey lounge in Terminal 2 at Dubai International Airport. Business class passengers can enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner with a wide range of food and beverage options 24 hours a day.
We recommend that you obtain information from the airline for lounge locations at other destinations where Flydubai airlines are flying.