flydubai takes delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX 8

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Flydubai has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX 8, making it the first carrier in the region to operate the new single aisle aircraft.

The aircraft is the first of 75 on order to add to flydubai’s fleet of Next-Generation 737s, which it operates on a network of more than 95 destinations in 44 countries including Russia, the Czech Republic, Thailand and Tanzania.

Flydubai chief executive officer (CEO), Ghaith Al Ghaith says: “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.”

Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO, Kevin McAllister adds: “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.”