Regular passenger flights suspended at least up to June 4, 2020
In line with the updated Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) issued by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Dubai-based flydubai’s passenger operation remains suspended until Thursday June 4, 2020.
The carrier continues to focus its efforts on supporting government requests with repatriation flights and enabling the movement of essential goods across its network and beyond.
Since the directive came into effect on 24 March 2020, flydubai has enabled the movement of more than 1,651,929 kgs of perishables, medical supplies, express courier and essential goods.
flydubai Cargo operated 101 flights, to 26 countries, utilising six of the carrier’s Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft which have been allocated to operate as all-cargo flights.
Hamad Obaidalla, Chief Commercial Officer at flydubai, said: "Air cargo operations will continue to be our focus over the next few weeks.
"We have been working closely with our strategic partners enabling flydubai to transport cargo seamlessly to where it is needed the most, while adhering to the safety standards set by the industry and the World Health Organization (WHO).”
flydubai Cargo is maximizing its cargo capacity by transporting goods in the cargo hold on repatriation flights as well. The carrier obtained government approvals to operate 90 special repatriation flights over the past few weeks.