Industry FlyDubai signs an agreement for 225 Boeing 737 Max aircraft

Boeing and FlyDubai signed a landmark agreement today for 225 737 MAX airplanes with a list price value of $27 billion. The deal represents the largest-ever single-aisle jet order – by number of airplanes and total value – from a Middle East carrier.

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Signed at the 2017 Dubai Airshow in FlyDubai’s hometown, the agreement includes a commitment for 175 MAX airplanes, and purchase rights for 50 additional MAXs.

More than 50 of the first 175 airplanes will be 737 MAX 10s.

This new deal surpasses the FlyDubai’s previous record order of 75 MAXs and 11 Next-Generation 737-800s which was signed at the 2013 Dubai Airshow.

"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’s 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." 

FlyDubai is a government-owned low-cost airline with its head office at Dubai Airport. The airline started operations in 2009 FlyDubai currently operates a fleet of 63 Boeing aircraft including 55 Boeing 737-800 and three Boeing 737 MAX 8. In 2017 the carrier began cooperating with Emirates Airlines.

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