(Reuters) - Boeing Co <BA.N> confirmed on Thursday an order from Middle East's discount airline, flydubai, for 175 narrow-body jets in a deal valued at $27 billion at current list prices.
The largest single-aisle jet order in Middle East's history also comes with an option to buy an additional 50 jets, the planemaker said.
"This is our largest order in our eight-year history and our third order with Boeing," flydubai Chief Executive Ghaith Al Ghaith said.
Reuters reported in November the airline was close to placing orders with Boeing.
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Flydubai, an all-Boeing operator owned by the government of Dubai, first ordered 75 single-aisle 737 MAXs in 2013. Boeing has racked up 640 net orders for the narrow-body aircraft in 2017.
(Reporting by Rachit Vats in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur)