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A Flydubai 737 MAX 8 performing a test flight at Paine Field. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Katie Bailey)

flydubai Records Major Loss Due to Pandemic

Based in Dubai, budget airline flydubai reported on Sunday May 2 a major loss of US$194 million last year, Channel News Asia reports, as its revenue fell by more than 50% in what the airline said was due to a plunge in passenger traffic as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The loss was also a reflection of the closure of airports, the suspension of flights and the loss of tens of thousands of aviation jobs. Flydubai’s net loss of…

flydubai To Reintroduce Boeing 737 MAX Into Service

Dubai-based low-cost carrier flydubai has announced it is returning some of its 14 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to commercial service on April 8. The carrier will start operating four Boeing 737 MAX 8s and one 737 MAX 9 in early April after the aircraft have received regulatory approval to rejoin…

Etihad, El Al Sign MOU As UAE Airline Announces Service…

The United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) Etihad Airways have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with El Al Israel Airlines. The MOU follows the signing in September in Washington D.C. of a historic ‘normalization of relations’ agreement between the two states. Announcing the virtual signing of the MOU Tony Douglas, Group…

Flydubai Considers A320neo as 737 MAX Grounding Continues

In the Boeing 737 MAX saga, perhaps the most frightful scenario for the builder is not related to the present or a meticulous review of the past. While the investigation on the certification process advances, the consequences are starting to cast clouds on the future of the aircraft. Flydubai, the…

flydubai and Boeing Ink $27 Billion Order for 737 MAX…

The Dubai Airshow has delivered another major aircraft order announcement with news that Boeing has inked a deal with Dubai-based flydubai for 225 737 MAX family aircraft valued at $27 billion. The deal is the largest ever for a single-aisle jet by a Middle East carrier and comprises of 175…

Emirates and flydubai Announce Extensive Partnership Agreement

In an effort to expand their collective footprint and provide new efficiencies, Emirates and fludubai have announced an extensive partnership agreement set to be rolled out this year. Not only will the two airlines begin codesharing on numerous routes, but will also start scheduling their flights in conjunction with one…