Boeing Beats Out Airbus for $27 Billion Order From FlyDubaiBy
Agreement covers 175 firm orders for 737 Max jets, 50 options
Airbus was in line to split FlyDubai order with Boeing
Amid a surprise order flourish at the Dubai Air Show, the state-owned budget airline signed an agreement for 175 firm orders, plus an additional 50 options, FlyDubai said Wednesday in a statement. The deal is a blow to Airbus, which was expected to split the order with Boeing.
FlyDubai, which closely cooperates with long-haul giant Emirates, currently has an all Boeing fleet. With the latest announcement, the carrier has 320 planes on order.