Jobs in UAE: flydubai hired over 1,000 employees in 2023

by Staff Reporter
flydubai flights to Al Jouf and Red Sea International

Dubai-based airline flydubai has said that it welcomed more than 1,000 new skilled talent across different departments in 2023. The airline has a workforce of over 5,500 employees in the air and on the ground.

Reflecting on the airline’s achievements in 2023, Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer at flydubai, said: “this year has been another incredible year full of opportunity and further growth for flydubai. The strong foundations we have developed were reflected in yet another strong financial performance as we announced a record profit for 2022. This exceptional performance demonstrated what we can achieve and raised the bar even higher for 2023.”

flydubai’s 2023 in numbers

  • flydubai operates flights from both Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 at Dubai International (DXB).
  • flydubai has entered into two new codeshare agreements with Air Canada and United Airlines in 2023, joining its ongoing strategic partnership with Emirates. These partnerships provide passengers with seamless connectivity to explore the region and beyond.
  • flydubai received four industry recognitions in 2023, reflecting the growth and maturity of the airline’s business model:
  1. Awarded “Airline of the Year” at the Aviator Middle East Awards.
  2. Received ​ a “Four-Star Major Airline” rating by APEX.
  3. Recognised at the 22nd edition of the Business Traveller Middle East Awards.
  4. Received the “Resilience Award,” a Cargo Industry Award, at the Aviation Achievement Awards.
  • flydubai placed its fourth aircraft order since it was founded in 2008; building on the success of its business model.
  • flydubai carried more than 4.5 million passengers to travel across its network this summer, a 30% increase compared to 2022.
  • 13 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft joined flydubai’s fleet in 2023.
  • flydubai celebrated 14 years of operations from its home in Dubai.
  • flydubai operates 29 Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft in its growing fleet of Boeing 737s.
  • flydubai placed a $11 billion order for 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliners.
  • The Dubai-based carrier placed its first wide-body order for 30 Boeing 787-9s at the Dubai Airshow, diversifying its current fleet of all-Boeing 737 aircraft.

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  • The airline operates flights to 54 countries within a seven-hour flight radius.
  • The Dubai-based airline operates 55 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in its growing fleet of Boeing 737s.
  • flydubai signed a deal with CAE and announced its plans to open a $56 million Full-Flight Simulator and Training Facility that is set to open by 2025.
  • flydubai opened up routes to 75 previously underserved markets, that did not have direct air links to and from Dubai.
  • The airline operates a young and efficient single fleet-type of 84 Boeing 737 aircraft.
  • The airline has created a network of 122 destinations across Africa, Central Asia, Central and South-East Europe, the GCC and the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and South-East Asia.
  • flydubai’s workforce is represented from 140 different nationalities.
  • The airline announced its plans for a $190 million MRO facility in Dubai South. The first purpose-built Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) facility is set to open by 2026.
  • flydubai signed a services agreement for 222 CFM LEAP-1B engines at the Dubai Airshow.
  • The airline announced on 01 March 2023 its Annual Results for the year ending 31 December 2022, reporting an historic profit of $327 million (Dhs1.2 billion); an increase of 43% compared to the previous year.
  • flydubai inaugurated and relaunched flights to 17 destinations this year including: Ashgabat, Cairo Sphinx, Corfu (seasonal), Kabul, Krabi, Milan, Mogadishu, Neom, Olbia (seasonal), Pattaya, Poznan,     Shymkent and St. Petersburg.

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