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Flydubai considering leasing options after further 737 Max delay

Flydubai considering leasing options after further 737 Max delay

It has extended its wet lease agreement for four Boeing 737 NG aircraft till February 29 to increase capacity

Flydubai, the second biggest customer for Boeing Co.’s grounded 737 Max, is looking for leasing options after the US manufacturer said the plane won’t be cleared to fly until the middle of this year.

“We are looking at short- to medium-term leasing options to add more capacity for the coming few months,” flydubai said in a statement.

“The discussions with Boeing regarding compensation are ongoing.“

The Gulf carrier has previously warned its operations will shrink to 2014 levels if the plane doesn’t return to service soon.

In an attempt to add capacity, flydubai has extended its wet lease agreement for four Boeing 737 NG aircraft by a month till February 29.

The sister carrier of long-haul Emirates has pulled 14 Max planes when the jetliner was grounded and has a total order of 251 jets.

Read: Dubai’s flydubai leases Boeing 737-800s ahead of busy travel period

Also read: Boeing in talks with flydubai about 737 MAX compensation

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