UAE carrier flydubai has received its first Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, which was delivered from the Boeing factory on 31 July.
flydubai becomes the first operator in the Middle East for the new 737 MAX aircraft. This particular aircraft is a 737 MAX 8 with the appropriate registration A6-MAX.
The airline has 75 more examples on order to revitalise and grow its fleet and the number of destinations served.
“We are delighted to receive our first Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft from our order made at the Dubai Airshow in 2013,” said Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer, flydubai. “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.”
“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,” said Ken Gile, Chief Operating Officer, flydubai. “Our flight crew share our excitement in operating one of the most highly anticipated commercial aircraft to enter service on our network.”
flydubai deliveries usually route via Europe, stopping in airports such as Reykjavik, Glasgow or Birmingham to refuel, so spotters in the UK may see these new 737 MAX aircraft passing through over coming months.