flyDuBAI’s first B737 MAX tAkEs flIGHt, Boosts RussIAn nEtwork
FLYDUBAI HAS RECEIVED the first of its 75 B737 MAX 8s on order. CEO Ghaith Al Ghaith said the new single-aisle Boeing aircraft marks a “new chapter” for the airline as it will benefit from “increased efficiency” and offer customers an “enhanced experience.”
The airline’s Russian network will soon enter double figures with twice-weekly services to Voronezh and Makhachkala starting October 29 and October 31 respectively, and Ufa relaunching with three flights a week at the end of October. Russian passengers can now receive a free 30-day Visa on Arrival in the UAE.
flydubai attributed an AED142.5m ($38.8m) loss for the first half of the year to fuel costs weighing on earnings.