Posted on: 06 January 2014 by Mark Howells
Boeing and flydubai have made firm the deal for 75 737 MAX 8s and 11 Next-Generation 737-800s which was announced at the Dubai Air Show and which also includes purchase rights for 25 more 737 MAXs.
Commenting on the order, flydubai chief executive officer Ghaith Al Ghaith said, “2013 was a tremendous year for flydubai. We launched 16 new routes, delivered profitability in just three years of operation and launched our Business Class service. The confirmed order signifies the maturing of the airline and the strength of our business model as well as support flydubai’s ambitious growth.”
flydubai placed its first order for 50 737-800s at the 2008 Farnborough Air Show and took delivery of its first aircraft in 2009. The airline was the first in the world to debut the Boeing Sky Interior. To date, flydubai has grown its fleet to 34 737-800s.