Dubai based carrier flydubai has signed a deal with Boeing for 225 737 MAX airplanes with a list price value of $27 billion.
The agreement made at the Dubai Airshow represents the largest-ever single-aisle aircraft order – by number of aircraft and total value – from a Middle East carrier.
It includes a commitment for 175 MAX aircraft, and purchase rights for 50 additional MAXs. When finalised, the purchase promises to sustain tens of thousands of direct and indirect jobs in Boeing’s US factories and network of suppliers.
More than 50 of the first 175 airplanes will be 737 MAX 10s, the newest and largest member of the 737 MAX family.
flydubai chairman, Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum says: “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.”
The 737 MAX is the fastest-selling airplane in Boeing history, having surpassed 4,000 total orders from 92 customers.