flydubai (FZ, Dubai Int'l) is planning to debut commercial B737 MAX 8 operations in October of this year, ch-aviation has been informed.

At present, the type is provisionally set to make its maiden appearance on flights to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi, Thailand, on October 3. It will also run selected services to Prague and Bucharest Otopeni later on in the month as well as some training sectors throughout the Gulf.

Of the seventy-five B737 MAX it has on order from Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare), flydubai has thus far taken delivery of two, both of which are currently at Amman Queen Alia for completion work.