Dubai-based flydubai’s participation at this year’s Arabian Travel Market (ATM) coincided with the start of the celebrations for the carrier’s 10th anniversary. The airline, which started operations on June 1, 2009, marked this occasion with the launch of a new website for passengers to share their memories.

Ghaith Al Ghaith, flydubai’s Chief Executive Officer said, “flydubai has come a long way since its first flight in 2009. Our agility, our profound understanding of the evolving passenger needs and our commitment to open up previously underserved markets has enabled us to enhance our business model and product offering to become the airline we are today.”

“We were established with a mandate to provide convenient, reliable and affordable travel services with the aim to remove barriers to travel, create free flows of trade and tourism and enhance connectivity between different cultures. We remain true to that mandate and today 71 of our destinations had no or very few direct air links from the UAE. Serving these markets enables a population of 1.5 billion the opportunity for more convenient travel, access to an international aviation hub as well as making their countries more accessible to the world,” added Al Ghaith.

In celebration of 10 years of flydubai, the airline has launched a dedicated website www.comeflydubaiwithus.com which provides a platform for all passengers to share their favourite flydubai travel memories. This website showcases the experiences that flydubai has enabled over the past 10 years. The airline is inviting all passengers who have travelled with flydubai to get involved and share their favourite memories. Those who participate will have the opportunity to win one of 10 pairs of return Economy Class tickets within the flydubai network.

“As we are celebrating our 10th anniversary this year, I would like to look back at some of our key achievements and acknowledge the hard work and efforts of our extremely committed and reliable team here at flydubai. The growth and success of our airline wouldn’t have been possible without them,” continued Al Ghaith.

Since commencing operations, flydubai has created a network of more than 90 destinations in 47 countries across Africa (12 points), Central Asia and the Caucasus (10 points), Europe (27 points), the GCC and the Middle East (26 points), and the Indian Subcontinent (18 points).