Boeing counters Airbus with order for 175 737MAX aircraft from FlyDubai

By: Theo Nichols

November 15, 2017

FlyDubai 737-800, Credit: Wikimedia

After Airbus landed the biggest aircraft order in history by volume, Boeing immediately countered by snagging an order from FlyDubai for 175 737MAX aircraft with options for 50 more in a deal worth $27 billion at list prices. Under the deal, FlyDubai will initially take delivery of 50 737MAX 10s with the rest of the order divided between the 737MAX 8 and 9.

"We welcome the continuation of our long partnership with Boeing. Their airplanes have provided a foundation for the success of our business model, providing us with the operational flexibility and range to build a network of 95 destinations in 44 countries," said flydubai Chairman His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum. "Understanding the demand for travel across our network, our innovative approach to our cabin design and developing a product unique to our market has allowed us to exceed our passengers' expectations in their flying experience."

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The FlyDubai deal culminates a strong Dubai Airshow for Boeing, which beat out Airbus earlier in the week by landing an order for 40 787-10 aircraft from Emirates.

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