Dubai-based carrier flydubai is celebrating its 10th anniversary. A decade ago, on June 1, 2009, the airline's first flight took off from Dubai International bound for Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport. Since then, the airline has ferried more than 70 million passengers.
In celebration of its 10th anniversary, a special flight took off from Dubai International on June 1, 2019 at 12.20 local time and was met with a celebratory water cannon salute upon arrival in Beirut. On board were passengers who had flown on flydubai's first flight.