Dubai - On November 15 at the Dubai Air Show, Boeing announced a purchase commitment from flydubai for 175, 737 MAX with purchase rights for an additional 50 devises. This deal is the largest ever signed by a Middle East airline for a single-aisle aircraft.
The agreement surpasses the previous record order of 75, 737 MAX and 11, 737-800 concluded by flydubai at the Dubai Air Show in 2013.
The market for medium-haul aircraft is not weakening. After Airbus announced an agreement with Indigo Partners for 430 A320neo family aircraft, Boeing unveiled a historic flydubai purchase commitment for 175, 737 MAX.
Of this total, more than fifty devices will be MAX 10. The Gulf-based low-cost carrier will also receive MAX 8 and MAX 9, so the company will have a family of aircraft with great commonality and low operating costs, according to the Boeing statement. The deal is valued by the US manufacturer at $ 27 billion. flydubai has purchase rights for an additional 50, 737 MAX. Flydubai expects to receive the devices from 2019.
This agreement surpasses the previous record order of 75, 737 MAX and 11, 737-800 concluded by flydubai at the Dubai Air Show in 2013.
"We are pleased with the continuation of our long-standing partnership with Boeing, whose aircraft have laid the foundation for the success of our business model, providing us with operational flexibility and the ability to build a network of 95 destinations in 44 countries," said in a statement Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al-Maktoum, the chairman of flydubai.
"Today's order underscores the success of the founding vision of flydubai, which has contributed to improving the connectivity of the Dubai hub," he added.
With today's announcement, flydubai has 320 aircraft on order waiting to be delivered by Boeing.