flydubai’s financial outlook for 2018 unchanged despite Boeing groundings: spokeswoman
FILE PHOTO – A Boeing 737 MAX aircraft bearing the logo of flydubai is parked at a Boeing production facility in Renton, Washington, U.S. March 11, 2019. REUTERS/David Ryder
DUBAI (Reuters) – United Arab Emirates airline flydubai’s financial outlook for the current year remains unchanged, despite the grounding of its Boeing 737 MAX, a spokeswoman said on Sunday.
“We haven’t changed our earlier outlook statement. This of course will also depend on the timelines,” she said.
Flydubai operates a fleet of 737 aircraft including 13 MAX jets that have been grounded.
The MAX is currently banned from flying in most countries after a total of 346 died in the Ethiopian Airlines and Lion Air crashes.
Flydubai has previously said it was cautious after posting a full year loss in 2018 but that it expected to return to profitability this year.
Reporting by Alex Cornwell