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flydubai’s Boeing 737 MAX 8 now flying from Sheremetyevo

flydubai is now offering passengers from Russia the opportunity to be the first passengers to enjoy a new travel experience

flydubai which launched daily flights from Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow (SVO) in November 2017 is now offering passengers from Russia the opportunity to be the first passengers to enjoy a new travel experience on board the airline’s latest aircraft model its Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. 

The Dubai-based carrier unveiled its first Boeing 737 MAX 8 at the Dubai Airshow in November 2017. flydubai placed the largest single-aisle aircraft orders in the region during the 2013 and 2017 editions of the Dubai Airshow. The airline currently has up to 296 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft on order to be delivered over the next decade. With the forthcoming aircraft deliveries, the new model will become available for more passengers on more routes across the flydubai network.

With the introduction of the new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, flydubai has launched a new cabin offering which now features a flat-bed in Business Class and in addition to the extra space and privacy, passengers can sleep comfortably during their flight. Economy Class offers new RECARO seats, which are designed to optimise space and comfort so passengers can sit back, relax and enjoy their flight. flydubai also offers exceptional inflight entertainment with a full HD, 11.6-inch screen, featuring a wide selection of movies, TV shows, music and games in English, Arabic and Russian. In addition, the Boeing Sky interior with its gently-sculpted sidewalls and its smooth-flowing lines provides passengers with a more relaxing travel environment.

Jeyhun Efendi, Senior Vice President Commercial (UAE, EU, ME, CIS) at flydubai, said: “We started flights to Russia in 2010 and it remains an important market for us. Our passengers travelling from Sheremetyevo are among the first on the flydubai network to discover all the features of our new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft and we are happy to share flydubai’s new travel experience.”

“Dubai is one of the key international destinations served from Sheremetyevo Airport. More than 210,000 passengers were carried on this route in 2017 and this is 26% more than in 2016. Today, Sheremetyevo is the first airport in Russia to welcome the arrival of the newest Boeing 737 MAX of flydubai. We are confident that the high level of flydubai service and the comfort of the new aircraft will make flights between Dubai and Moscow even more popular”, said First Deputy Director General for Operations of Sheremetyevo International Airport JSC Andrei Nikulin.

“We congratulate flydubai as the world’s first airline operating its newest 737 MAX on a route to Russia”, said Marty Bentrott, vice president of Sales, Middle East, Turkey, Russia, Africa and Central Asia, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “With its Boeing Sky interior and the added flydubai features, the airplane will provide its passengers with maximum comfort and an enjoyable flight experience.”

flydubai launched daily flights from Sheremetyevo in November 2017 offering direct flights to Dubai.   flydubai’s current network in Russia with 11 points in 10 cities includes Kazan, Krasnodar, Makhachkala, Mineralnye Vody, Moscow (Sheremetyevo and Vnukovo), Rostov-on-Don, Samara, Ufa, Voronezh and Yekaterinburg.

With more than 100 destinations in 46 countries, flydubai offers passengers from Russia more opportunities to connect onwards to popular destinations including Colombo (Sri Lanka) and Zanzibar (Tanzania) via Dubai’s aviation hub. Emirates will codeshare on the Sheremetyevo route and as part of the Emirates flydubai partnership, passengers will have greater choice for onward travel from Dubai to hundreds of destinations across the world.

Flight Details

flydubai flights FZ 917/918 operate daily between Sheremetyevo International Airport, Terminal E (SVO) and Dubai International, Terminal 2 (DXB).

Flight Number


Departure Time

Arrival Time

FZ 918


06:25 Local Time

12:40 Local Time

FZ 917


00:55 Local Time

05:25 Local Time

Business Class return fares from Sheremetyevo to Dubai start at RUB 107,147 and are inclusive of all taxes and 40kg checked baggage. Economy Class return fares start at RUB 18,230 including 7kg hand baggage.

Flights can be booked through flydubai’s website (, Contact Centre in Russia on 8 800 555 28 33, the flydubai travel shops or through our travel partners.

For the full timetable and fares, visit:

About flydubai

From its home in Dubai, flydubai has created a network of more than 95 destinations served by a fleet of 60 aircraft. Since commencing operations in June 2009, flydubai has been committed to removing barriers to travel, creating free flows of trade and tourism and enhancing connectivity between different cultures across its ever-expanding network.

 flydubai has marked its journey with a number of milestones:

 An expanding network: Created a network of 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.
Serving underserved markets: Opened more than 70 new routes that did not previously have direct air links to Dubai or were not served by a UAE national carrier from Dubai. 
An efficient single fleet-type: Operates a single fleet-type of 60 Boeing 737 aircraft and includes: 34 Next-Generation Boeing 737-800, 23 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 3 Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft.
Enhancing connectivity: Carried more than 75 million passengers since it began operations in 2009.

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