flydubai finalises 737 MAX order, largest Middle East narrowbody order

    flydubai finalised (21-Dec-2017) the purchase of 175 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, the largest narrowbody jet order for a Middle Eastcarrier. The contract also includes options for an additional 50 aircraft valued at USD27 billion at current list prices. flydubai CEO Ghaith Al Ghaith commented: “This is our largest order in our eight-year history and our third order with Boeing whose aircraft have given us the ability to carry 44 million passengers since we began operations. With up to 296 aircraft on order, we have become one of the world’s top ten airlines in terms of order backlog and we look forward to continuing to enhance the connectivity of Dubai‘s aviation hub”. [more – original PR]