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June 17, 2024
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The decision of flydubai to order 30 Boeing 787-9s widebodies has been instigated by the need to do something new to keep growing. That’s what CEO Ghaith Al Ghaith said on Wednesday in an interview with AirInsight at the Dubai Airshow.

Flydubai announced the Dreamliner order on Monday, the first day of the airshow. The airline’s Chairman, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, said the 787 deal was motivated by the changing market and customer needs. First deliveries are due in 2026 and run through 2035.

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Richard Schuurman
Active as a journalist since 1987, with a background in newspapers, magazines, and a regional news station, Richard has been covering commercial aviation on a freelance basis since late 2016. Richard is contributing to AirInsight since December 2018. He also writes for Airliner World, Aviation News, Piloot & Vliegtuig, and Luchtvaartnieuws Magazine. Twitter: @rschuur_aero.