flydubai take delivery of their first Boeing 737 MAX

Today, July 31st, flydubai celebrated the delivery of their first Boeing 737 MAX 8, registered A6-MAX (MSN 60966). The delivery makes the airline the first operator of the type in the Middle East.

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flydubai’s first 737 MAX wearing its test registration. ©Boeing

The aircraft is the first of the 76 the LCC has on order from Boeing, which will be added to the carrier’s actual fleet of 58 NextGen 737s that operate on a network of more than 95 destinations in 44 countries.

Ghaith Al Ghaith, flydubai’s Chief Executive Officer said:

We are delighted to receive our first Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft from our order made at the Dubai Airshow in 2013. 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.

Ken Gile, flydubai’s Chief Operating Officer said:

As the first MAX customer in the region, we look forward to the further fuel and operating efficiencies that this aircraft will bring to our young modern fleet. Our flight crew share our excitement in operating one of the most highly anticipated commercial aircraft to enter service on our network.

Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Kevin McAllister said:

flydubai’s growth in just nine years has been remarkable and Boeing is honored to have been part of this journey. 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.


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