DUBAI 2013: flydubai orders up to 100 737 MAX and 11 737-800s

flydubai and Boeing announced the airline’s commitment for up to 100 737 MAX 8 and 11 737-800 aircraft.

“flydubai is pleased to continue its partnership with Boeing,” declared said Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman of flydubai. “We believe that the commitment for up to 111 Boeing 737 aircraft will give flydubai one of the best performing aircraft available in the single-aisle market.”

“We are extremely proud of the confidence that flydubai continues to place in our products operating an all-Boeing fleet,” remarked Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO Ray Conner. “We look forward to strengthening our partnership and seeing the 737-800 and subsequently the 737 MAX play a central role in flydubai’s rapid expansion plans.”

flydubai placed its first order for 50 737-800s in 2008 and to date has taken delivery of 33.

Photo shows the signing of the contract by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman of flydubai (right) and James McNerney, chairman, president and CEO, The Boeing Company.

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