By Dominic Ellis and Neil Churchill gulfbusiness.com
Flydubai has announced net profit for 2012 of Dhs151.9 million ($41.4 million) the low cost carrier’s first profit in three years.
Having commenced operations in June 2009, the company has carried 10.4 million passengers and now flies to 52 destinations.
Sheikh Ahmed also announced that Dubai’s new Al Maktoum International airport is to be inaugurated in October this year.
Also know as Dubai World Central, the new hub will be opened before the Dubai Airshow in November.
“A final decision has ben made to inaugurate Al Maktoum International Airport in October before the airshow. It’s a promise.”
Despite long-term speculation, Ghaith al Ghaith, Flydubai’s CEO, said the carrier would not relocate to Dubai World Central, which is to be used predominantly for private jets and cargo planes.
The announcement also revealed Flydubai is to order dozens of new aircraft. More info