UAE carriers Emirates, Etihad, flydubai combined have taken delivery of 21 Boeing aircraft, which is 54% of Boeing deliveries to Middle East carries in 2018.
Boeing delivered 39 airplanes in 2018 to regional customers in the Middle East, of which 21 were to three UAE carriers. Boeing said on Sunday.
The deliveries to UAE carries include, six 777s to Emirates; seven 737 MAXs to flydubai and eight to Etihad, which include one 777F; four 787-10s; and three 787-9s.
“2018 was a great year. Globally, we set a new annual record of 806 deliveries in 2018, surpassing our previous record of 763 deliveries in 2017. Boeing again grew its significant order book with 893 net orders, including 203 airplane sales in December.” said Bernard J. Dunn, the company president for Middle East, North Africa and Turkey,