Flydubai has issued a travel advisory for its passengers, saying that some of its operations might be affected due to the grounding of its Boeing 737 Max aircraft.
The airline said will be in touch with the passengers if there are changes in booking.
Flydubai said: “As the weekend begins, here’s what you need to know if you’re travelling with us over the next few days. We’ll be in touch with you directly if there are changes to your booking as a result of the grounding of our Boeing 737 Max aircraft.”
The 737 Max is banned from flying in most countries following an Ethiopian Airlines crash on Sunday that killed all 157 people on board.
“If you don’t hear from us your flight will be operating to schedule by our Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Thanks for your patience at this time and have a nice weekend,” flydubai added.
flydubai, legally Dubai Aviation Corporation is a government-owned low-cost airline with its head office and flight operations in Terminal 2 of Dubai International Airport.
The airline operates a total of 95 destinations, serving the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe from Dubai.
In July 2008, the government of Dubai established the airline. Although flydubai is not part of The Emirates Group, Emirates supported flydubai during the initial establishment phase.
On 14 July 2008 flydubai signed a firm order with American aircraft manufacturer Boeing at the Farnborough Air Show for 50 Boeing 737-800s with a total value of US$3.74 billion, with the option to change the order to the larger and longer range Boeing 737-900ER, according to the airline’s demand.
The first of these aircraft was delivered on 17 May 2009. Scheduled flights commenced on 1 June, with services to Beirut, Lebanon, and Amman, Jordan. Since then, the route network has been significantly expanded.