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    The 8 Destinations Resumed By Emirates In July

    Emirates has relaunched eight destinations this July, with Lyon, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico City, Nice, Orlando, Phuket, and Venice all coming back online. This follows the UAE carrier resuming A380 service from Dubai to Los Angeles, Toronto, and Washington Dulles at the beginning of the month. Emirates has resumed passenger service to Orlando and it is operating four-weekly. The carrier launched Orlando in 2015. Photo: Orlando International Airport. What routes have returned this month? Looking at the first week of August, which is rapidly approaching, these eight resumed destinations have a total of 28 outbound flights a week. They’re down by […] More

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    Brand new 737-8 MAX A6-FMQ on the way to join FlyDubai

    Flydubai has taken delivery of a new Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft from SMBC Aviation Capital.SMBC Aviation Capital has confirmed the delivery of a Boeing 737-8 MAX MSN 60992 to Flydubai. Two CFM LEAP 1B28 engines power the aircraft. A6-FMQ arriving Shannon Photo by Malcolm Nason About the Aircraft Boeing 737-8 MAX registration A6-FMQ is the first of seven aircraft to be delivered. A6-FMQ left Seattle at 18:48 on July 15, 2021, and arrived in Shannon at 12:05. The aircraft, flight FZ9741, is scheduled to arrive in Dubai this evening after flying over the Atlantic, Europe, and Africa. Pic from FlightRadar24 […] More

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    Boeing’s June 2021 order book changes revealed

    flydubai trims its B737 MAX order book by 65 units 15.07.2021 – 09:41 UTC flydubai (FZ, Dubai Int’l) says it has reached an agreement with Boeing (BOE, Chicago O’Hare) to reduce its outstanding B737 MAX order book by 65 units. “The airline has adjusted its aircraft orders which had been placed in 2013 and 2017… [following] a review of fleet plans in line with the airline’s strategy of rebuilding the travel sector following the COVID-19 pandemic and the changing dynamics of the airline’s route structure,” the Emirati carrier said. According to the ch-aviation fleets advanced module, flydubai currently operates thirteen […] More

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    FlyDubai Cancels 65 Boeing 737 MAX Orders | One Mile at a Time

    Boeing has lost dozens of orders for the 737 MAX this week… FlyDubai cancels some 737 MAX orders FlyDubai has this week announced that it has reached an agreement with Boeing to reduce the number of 737 MAX aircraft on order by 65. The government-owned Dubai-based airline exclusively operates a fleet of Boeing 737s. FlyDubai claims that this decision follows a review of the company’s strategy in light of the coronavirus pandemic and the impact it has had on travel. The terms of the deal are unknown — we don’t know how much FlyDubai had to pay to cancel this […] More

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    flydubai Adds Sohag to its Network

    flydubai announced the start of its three-times weekly service to Sohag International Airport (HMB) from 25 July. The flights to and from Sohag will operate via a short stop in Sharm El Sheikh. This will bring the number of points flydubai operates to in Egypt to three including Alexandria Borg El Arab International Airport (HBE) and Sharm El Sheikh International Airport (SSH). Hamad Obaidalla, Chief Commercial Officer at flydubai, said: “Egypt is a very important market for flydubai and has a very special place in our journey. Alexandria was among the first routes we operated to in 2009. We are […] More

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    Boeing’s orders and deliveries bump higher in June as recovery continues

    Boeing’s aircraft deliveries and new orders continued to climb in June, reflecting what the company describes as airlines positioning themselves for recovery from the pandemic-driven downturn. In June, the Chicago airframer logged 219 new orders and delivered 45 jets – recent highs for both those figures. Still, Boeing’s customers cancelled orders for 73 aircraft during June, and Boeing removed another 56 aircraft from its backlog due to uncertainty about the likelihood that those sales will actually close. Boeing’s 219 orders in June included 200 737 Max ordered by United Airlines and 19 widebodies ordered by FedEx, comprising 18 767 Freighters […] More

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    Summer travel ideas Azerbaijan welcomes select leisure travellers

    Azerbaijan is open for travellers from nine countries – including three GCC nations – for quarantine-free travel over the summer. Citizens and residents of the UAE, Bahrain and Qatar have been given another summer destination to choose from – at this stage, however, travel is only open for those who have been fully vaccinated or have recovered from Covid-19. Sinopharm is an accepted vaccine, alongside Pfizer, Vaxzevria, Sinovac and Sputnik V, among the others.   MIDDLE EAST FOCUS The UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar have traditionally been the three most important markets from the Middle East, Florian Sengstschmid, CEO,  Azerbaijan Tourism […] More

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    TRIP REPORT: Flydubai, Dubai – Belgrade on MAX jet

    TRIP REPORT This week I flew between Dubai and Belgrade on the 737 MAX 8 jet. The aircraft entered into service on the Belgrade route on July 1 after being grounded since early 2019. I was flying business class on this occasion, so I checked in at the dedicated first/business class area of Dubai Airport’s Terminal 3. Flydubai uses Emirates’ terminal for its flights to Belgrade, which is a big advantage considering that Terminal 2, which it uses for the majority of its other flights, is not the most comfortable airport experience. It is basically a low cost terminal and […] More

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