flydubai has announced a commitment to a US$ 27 billion order for 225 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to support the growth of its fleet.
This is the third aircraft order placed by the airline with Boeing in its eight-year history and follows orders placed in 2008 and 2013.
This new aircraft order will support its continued expansion within a geographic area that is home to 2.5 billion people.
The airline by the end of the year will have a fleet of 61 Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft and Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. In addition, there is a pipeline of 70 aircraft due for delivery by 2023.
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman, flydubai, said: “Today’s aircraft order underlines the success of flydubai’s founding vision helping to strengthen trade and tourism links across its network and has contributed to the enhanced connectivity of Dubai’s aviation hub. In under a decade, flydubai has extended its network to 97 destinations in 44 countries and we look forward to the arrival of the new aircraft from 2019 in support of our future ambitions.”
With today’s announcement, this will bring the total number of aircraft the airline has on order to 320.