flydubai, Dubai’s first low cost carrier, has signed a deal with Danzas AEI Emirates, a joint venture between Al Tayer Group and DHL, a subsidiary of Deutsche Post, the world’s largest logistics group.
The role for Danzas is to coordinate all flydubai’s logistics requirements from transporting “Above and Below Wing” consumables of the airline. Danzas has facilities in Dubai Cargo Village, Dubai Airport Free Zone, Jebel Ali Free Zone, Dubai Investment Park and Sharjah, and provides transport by ocean, road and air as well as warehousing and distribution services.
Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO of flydubai said: “Danzas belongs to the world’s largest logistics company and has extensive experience of working in the Middle East, which makes them the ideal choice to handle flydubai’s logistics requirements.
“We want our customers to experience good flights, good service and good prices. In order for us to fulfill that ambition we have to be confident our logistics partners can deliver what we need, when we need it. It was important for us to find the right company to take this on and in Danzas we have found the best.”
Enver Moretti, CEO and President of DHL Global Forwarding EMA Region, said that his company already has a strong association with the Aerospace and Aviation industry in Dubai and across the region, both parties are looking forward to the benefits of a long term arrangement. “Partnering with flydubai is going to be extremely rewarding for us both. This is very much a ‘strengthen and support’ exercise where we can take care of the non-core aspects of the flydubai business and help the airline maintain its growth and reach its targets. 50 aircraft over the next few years is going to raise a lot of logistics questions and we are here to provide the solutions.”
flydubai has taken delivery of five aircraft and begun commercial flights to eight destinations in five months, making it one of the fastest growing start-up airlines in the world. The airline’s sixth aircraft is due to be delivered in December.
flydubai was set up by the government of Dubai in March 2008 with a start-up capital of AED 250m. The airline began commercial operations on June 1, 2009 with flights to the Lebanese capital, Beirut. Since then flydubai has begun flights to a further seven destinations, Amman, Alexandria, Aleppo, Damascus, Djibouti, Doha and Khartoum. Flights to flydubai’s ninth destination, Baku, begin on Friday, November 20.
flydubai operates from a modernised and enhanced Terminal 2 on the north side of Dubai International Airport.
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