Flydubai began commercial flights on June 1, 2009. Since then, the airline has grown to a fleet of 16 brand new Boeing 737-800NG aircraft and a network of 36 operational destinations, and is credited as being one of the fastest growing start-up airlines in the world.
Last month, Dubai’s first low-cost airline announced that it would be recruiting 600 pilots over the next four years to meet the needs of its growing fleet and serve its rapidly expanding route network.
The carrier, which already has more than 200 pilots, requires 14 – seven captains and seven first officers – to operate each of the 50 aircraft ordered from Boeing in 2008. The last of these aircraft is due to be delivered in 2016.
Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO of flydubai, said: “flydubai is possibly the world’s fastest growing start-up airline ever, which, along with being based in one of the world’s most exciting cities, has helped us attract some of the best pilots. Now with our fleet and network set to grow at pace in the years ahead, we are recruiting pilots of all type ratings aggressively to ensure we will have the staff to meet our operational requirements.”