Posted on: 15 December 2011 by Mark Howells
flydubai is launching a new division, flydubai Cargo, set to start on 1 January 2012, to transport goods to all of the low-fare airline’s 46 destinations, as well as additional cities in India and Pakistan.
Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO of flydubai, explained, “I am very pleased to announce the start of flydubai Cargo, which is another significant achievement for the airline. Earlier this year we created our own engineering and maintenance division, and cargo is another example of our rapid expansion.
“Not only is it unusual for a low-cost carrier to have a cargo division, it is also rare for an airline as young as flydubai. But it is initiatives such as this that set us apart and ensure we continue to lead the way in low cost aviation, while also supporting Dubai’s position as a logistics hub.”
With 60% of all shipments expected to be transit cargo, flydubai has signed interline agreements with other airlines when moving items outside its network. flydubai expects to carry 1,500 tonnes of cargo each month on its Boeing 737-800s, which is equal to 15 Boeing 777 freighters.
“flydubai has an exemplary on time record and transporting cargo will be no different. It will also be fully security screened before being loaded onto the aircraft, ensuring safe flights for all our passengers and crew,” added Al Ghaith.