Flydubai to resume 737 Max operations with flight to Sialkot

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Islamabad

Flydubai will resume Boeing 737 Max passenger flights on April 8 with the first flight will be from Dubai to Sialkot.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) lifted a 23-month ban on the jet in February last, the carrier said on Sunday.

The airline has complied with the safety requirements issued by the UAE aviation regulator to ensure the aircraft’s safe return to service, Flydubai said in a statement.

“The Max is integral to Flydubai’s fleet and we are confident in the aircraft and its capabilities,” Ghaith Al Ghaith, Flydubai’s chief executive, said. The first 737 Max flight will be to Sialkot, Pakistan, on April 8.

Passengers will be notified in advance of travel if their itinerary now includes a flight that is scheduled to be operated by a 737 Max, the airline said.

Flydubai has a fleet of 14 Boeing 737 Max aircraft, and four of its Max 8s and one of its Max 9s have now received regulatory approval to rejoin its fleet.

The remaining nine Max aircraft will return to passenger service over the coming months.— TLTP

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