Flydubai devotes to $27bn order for 225 Boeing 737 MAX airplane
By Express News Desk|Updated: November 16, 2017
DUBAI: The Dubai-based airline, flydubai, today revealed its dedication to a US$ 27 billion order for 225 Boeing 737 MAX airplane, to support the development of its fleet.
This is the 3rd order put by the airline with Boeing in its eight-year history, following those in 2008 and 2013. The brand-new airplane order will support its ongoing growth within a geographical location that is the home of 2.5 billion individuals.
The airline, by the end of the year, will have a fleet of 61 next-generation Boeing 737-800 and Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane. There are likewise another 70 airplane due for shipment by 2023.
H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Emirates Group and Chairman of flydubai, stated, “Today’s airplane order highlights the success of flydubai’s starting vision while assisting to boost trade and tourist links throughout its network, and has actually added to the enhanced connection of Dubai’s air travel center. In under a years, flydubai has actually extended its network to 97 locations in 44 nations, and we anticipate the arrival of the brand-new airplane from 2019, to support our future aspirations.”
With today’s statement, the overall variety of airplane that the airline has on order has actually reached 320.
Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer of flydubai, mentioned, “Today marks the next chapter in flydubai’s success story. We bought this airplane design as it has actually offered us the flexibility and versatility to bring 44 million passengers given that our very first flight.”
” We are incredibly honoured that flydubai has actually decided to be an all-Boeing operator for several years to come. This record-breaking contract constructs on our strong collaboration with flydubai and the other leading providers in this area,” stated Kevin McAllister, Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO. “With flydubai’s tested organisation design and enthusiastic development strategies, we anticipate numerous flydubai 737