flydubai Orders 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliners, Its First Widebody Airplanes

In a significant development at the Dubai Airshow 2023, flydubai, the Dubai-based airline, announced an agreement to purchase 30 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. This marks the first time the airline has ordered widebody aircraft.


The Order Details

The order includes 30 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. The airline plans to use these efficient 787s to open new routes and grow capacity on existing routes. The deliveries of these aircraft are scheduled to take place between 2025 and 2026.


A Significant Milestone

This order is a significant milestone for flydubai, marking its entry into widebody aircraft operations. The airline's chairman, Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, expressed confidence in the airline's strength and announced the order as a significant milestone.

Impact on flydubai's Fleet

Currently, flydubai operates an all-737 fleet of 79 airplanes. The airline has an order backlog of 137 737s. The addition of the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners will diversify flydubai's fleet and expand its capacity to open new routes.



This new order from flydubai is a significant step for the airline and the aviation industry. It demonstrates flydubai's commitment to expanding its fleet and enhancing its services. The addition of the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners will undoubtedly contribute to the airline's growth and its ability to serve various market demands.

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