Over the next decade, low-cost airline flydubai aims to grow its airline fleet in order to extend its operations to more destinations.
The Dubai-based airline will increase its current fleet on 57 aircrafts to 236, according to the senior executive of flydubai.
“This will continue to support further network growth,” said flydubai’s vice president Sudhir Sreedharan to Arabian Business.
He added that the airline currently has “no plans to look at other codeshares at the moment.”
flydubai and Emirates have had a partnership since 2017, which goes beyond codesharing to a number of initiatives spanning planning, operations, the frequent flyer programmes and more.
There are currently no plans whether the airline will stick to Boeing 737 Max to add to its fleet, although Flydubai’s chairman, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum has suggested ordering Airbus A320 Neo aircrafts.
Sreedharan said that Flydubai’s expanded codeshare pact with Emirates is “on track” to reach 240 destinations by 2022.
It seems to already be making a start, as last August saw flydubai plan to launch new flights to Thailand in December.
In other airline news, if you’re flying with Emirates in the next few weeks, expect an Oktoberfest-style feast on its in-flight dining menu.