Dubai-based start-up budget carrier FlyDubai is to order 54 Boeing 737-800s, defining the fleet for the United Arab Emirates’ newest airline.

Deliveries of the aircraft are expected to begin in May 2009. All 737s have CFM International CFM56 engines.

The carrier disclosed the agreement at a press conference during the Farnborough air show today.

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FlyDubai is being created on the orders of the UAE Government and will serve regional Gulf destinations from the emirate’s Al-Maktoum International Airport at Jebel Ali.

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