Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer at flydubai, said: “we are delighted to be back at the Dubai Airshow, especially during this historic year in which we celebrate our nation’s 50th anniversary. As travel begins to open up and the world begins to connect once again, it gives those of us in the aviation industry an opportunity to be optimistic and what better place to share this sentiment than with key stakeholders at the Dubai Airshow. It is also a great platform to showcase our Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft which offers our passengers an enhanced onboard experience and operational efficiencies.”
The aircraft on display is one of flydubai’s 18 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft that is part of its single fleet-type of 55 Boeing 737 aircraft, which also includes 34 Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 and 3 Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft. With a flying range of 6,560 km, a LEAP-1B engine from CFM international and enhanced fuel efficiency, the MAX is designed to help improve overall fleet performance and operational flexibility. The size of the aircraft has been refined to allow for improved space in the cabin which features the innovative Boeing sky interior. The flowing lines of the gently-sculpted side walls provide a sense of spaciousness making the cabin welcoming and relaxing and the innovative LED lighting system can be adjusted for any ambience requirements. Since its return to service, the airline’s Boeing 737 MAX aircraft have completed more than 23,000 flight hours.
flydubai’s MAX 8 has a configuration of 166 seats, with 156 in Economy Class and 10 in the Business Class cabin, delivering an enhanced onboard experience for passengers through optimised space. The Business Class seat is designed to provide extra space and privacy with its high curved shell providing comfort and a sense of seclusion. It also features a flatbed, and when fully reclined the seat measures 78 inches, allowing passengers to sleep comfortably. The seat is also fitted with a 15.6-inch 1080p HD built-in touchscreen to enjoy a wide range of entertainment. The RECARO economy seat provides comfort through a generous seat pitch for passengers to sit back, relax and enjoy their flight.
To mark the 50th anniversary of the UAE, flydubai has unveiled a newly designed decal on its aircraft. The new design feature is inspired by the flydubai logo, while the circle breaks into colourful triangles which symbolise the celebration of this important milestone. flydubai’s two primary colours are incorporated in the design; whereby the orange symbolises the sun and sand in the desert and the blue stands for the sky and sea reflecting Dubai’s landscape and coastline.
With travel restrictions gradually easing and more countries opening up for international travel, flydubai has grown its network to more than 95 destinations in 50 countries across Africa, Central Asia, the Caucasus, Central and South-East Europe, the GCC and the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent. The carrier has recently resumed flights to Naples, Prague and Zagreb and has launched operations to Ankara, Budapest, Ljubljana, Salzburg, Sohar and Warsaw.
Passengers who book a flydubai flight to Dubai will enjoy a complimentary 1-day ticket to visit Expo 2020 Dubai, which will take place from 01 October 2021 to 31 March 2022. The initiative is valid for all bookings that were made from 01 January 2020 for travel during the event dates.