FlyDubai wet leases four Boeing 737-800 aircraft

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By victoria@aviationnews-online.com November 29, 2019 10:37

FlyDubai wet leases four Boeing 737-800 aircraft

Dubai-based Flydubai has finalised an agreement with Smartwings to wet lease four Boeing 737-800 aircraft between 14 December and 25 January 2020.

The Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance and Insurance (ACMI) agreement with Smartwings will see four-leased aircraft supplement the carrier’s fleet of 40 Next-Generation Boeing 737-800s and will add more capacity during the busy seasonal travel period.

Flydubai’s decision to wet lease the four aircraft from the Czech Republic-based airline is due to the continued grounding of its 14 Boeing 737 MAX since March 2019.

Commenting on the agreement, Ghaith Al Ghaith, chief executive officer at Flydubai, said: “The continued grounding of our MAX aircraft has had a significant impact on our operations with a 30% reduction of our flying schedule.

“We are taking every effort to minimise disruption for our passengers and these four additional aircraft will enable more passengers to have more options to travel during the holiday season.”

victoria@aviationnews-online.com
By victoria@aviationnews-online.com November 29, 2019 10:37