Boeing 737 MAX 8
Boeing has delivered the first 737MAX 8 to FlyDubai. "We are delighted to receive our first Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft from our order made at the Dubai Airshow in 2013," said Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer, Flydubai. "This marked the largest single-aisle Boeing aircraft order placed in the Middle East. With this new chapter, we are looking forward to continuing our work with Boeing as we benefit from increased efficiency and are able to offer an enhanced customer experience."
FlyDubai, an all Boeing 737 operator, has 75 737MAX aircraft on order. "Flydubai's growth in just nine years has been remarkable and Boeing is honored to have been part of this journey," said Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Kevin McAllister. "This delivery marks another significant milestone in our partnership. We are confident that the market-leading efficiency and reliability of the 737 MAX will play a key role in flydubai's continued success and complement its current Boeing fleet."
FlyDubai, which is a low cost carrier owned by the Government of Dubai, has expanded rapidly the past few years servicing 95 destinations. Recently FlyDubai and Emirates, which is also owned by the Government of Dubai, have tightened their relationship in the face of sinking profits.
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