MANAMA: Boeing has delivered the 7,000th 737 to come off the production line to Dubai-based flydubai.
The plane is flydubai's 14th next generation 737-800 with the new Boeing Sky Interior.
The Boeing 737 is the best-selling commercial jetliner of all time with total orders exceeding 9,300 airplanes, including orders for the new 737 MAX.
"It is incredible to be delivering our 7,000th 737," said 737 programme vice-president and general manager Beverly Wise.
"We thank flydubai and all our customers who have made the 737 the world's most popular jet airliner.
"This success is due to the years of expertise that thousands of employees continue to build into every Boeing 737 used in private, government and commercial service," he added.
In November 2010, flydubai had the distinction to be the first airline in the world to offer passengers an enhanced on board experience with the brand new Boeing Sky Interior.
This delivery is the 21st in flydubai's fleet and the airline has an additional 30 737-800s on order.
"We are proud to be a part of this important milestone for the 737," said flydubai chief executive Ghaith Al Ghaith.
"With its continuous innovations, the next generation 737 brings the right combination of operational and environmental performance to address the requirements of our markets."