The budget carrier was launched in 2008 Image Credit: Reuters

Dubai: Dubai-based carrier flydubai was crowned 'Airline of the Year' at a regional awards night on Tuesday, airline chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum announced on X (formerly Twitter).

The airline won the award at the 2023 Aviator Middle East Awards, Sheikh Ahmed said in his post.

During the recent Dubai Airshow, flydubai placed its inaugural order for 30 787-9 Dreamliners, marking its first venture into wide-body aircraft.

The budget carrier was launched in 2008.