Correction: flydubai not owned by Emirates Airlines


eTN yesterday published an article Profit over air safety? Emirates Airlines pilots fear for their lives 

The airline mentioned in this article in connection with a recent crash was flydubai.

An Emirates Airlines spokesperson contacted eTN and stated: “FlyDubai is not owned by Emirates. It’s a separately run airline.”

eTN apologizes for stating flydubai was owned by Emirates Airlines.
According to available information low cost carrier based at Dubai International Airport, flydubai was founded on 19-Mar-2008 and commenced operations on 01-Jun-2009.

The LCC operates passenger services with Boeing 737NGs to destinations within the Middle East as well as to Africa, Asia and Europe. While not part of the Emirates Group, flydubai was founded by Emirates Chairman Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum. There is some cooperation with Emirates, which also provides connectivity (through baggage checking and dual boarding pass issuance) on “complementary” destinations.