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Flydubai concludes Boeing 737 order

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$8.8bn deal is for 75 737 MAX 8s and 11 737-800s

Flydubai and Boeing have concluded an order for 75 737 MAX 8s and 11 737-800s, valued at $8.8 billion at list prices. The low-cost airline also keeps the purchase rights for 25 more 737 MAXs. The order was initially announced at the Dubai Air Show.

“2013 has been a tremendous year for flydubai,” the airline’s CEO Ghaith Al Ghaith said. “We have launched 16 new routes, delivered profitability in just three years of operation and launched our business class service.”

He added that the order “signifies the maturing of the airline and the strength of our business model” and “supports flydubai’s ambitious growth.”

Boeing says that the development of the 737 MAX is “on schedule with firm configuration of the airplane achieved in July 2013”. The first flight is scheduled for 2016 with deliveries to customers beginning in 2017.

ATW

[image courtesy Boeing]

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