flydubai confirmed plans to add two more B737-800s to its current fleet of four by the end of 2009 (Zawya/Dow Jones, 21-Sep-09). The carrier plans to launch up to eight new destinations by the end of the year. flydubai CEO, Ghaith al-Ghaith revealed the carrier plans to “grow as fast next year as we have done since we launched, and even faster in 2011”. Targets include "niche markets were there is no existing competition", including destinations in India, the CIS and Russia. In Jul-2009, flydubai deferred the launch of Indian services due to "operational issues".
flydubai to add two new aircraft and eight destinations by the end of 2009
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The global commercial aircraft fleet grew by 4% in 2016 and the year ended with an order backlog of more than nine years of production. Among the regions, North America still has the biggest and oldest fleet, but the lowest ratio of orders to aircraft in service. By contrast, Middle East has the fewest in service, but the highest ratio of orders to current fleet numbers.
This report gives an overview of the number of commercial aircraft deliveries in 2016 and the outlook into 2017 and beyond. It also looks at numbers in service and on order by region. It is based on preliminary numbers from the CAPA Fleet Database and guidance on 2016 deliveries from Airbus and Boeing, who have yet to announce final numbers.
The data indicate that total worldwide deliveries fell in 2016, the first such decline for six years, as a result of delays to new aircraft programmes. Boeing delivered more aircraft than Airbus for the fifth straight year, but its deliveries fell short of its 2015 level, while Airbus increased its numbers year-on-year. Total deliveries will likely rise again in 2017, but this may prove to be a peak year.