FlyDubai, the up and coming short-mid haul carrier from Dubai, has recently given their competitors a run for their money. They’ve just announced that by the end of the year, they will be rolling out business class seating across their fleet. 3 rows of 2×2 seating will now form the front of their planes. The new ‘soft Italian leather’ seats, similar in offerings to most American first class seats, will boast a 12.1 inch hi-definition touch-screen TV, in seat power and a seat pitch of 42″, perfect for relaxing and browsing the 900 hours of entertainment options.
This isn’t just about the seat, this pseudo-low-cost carrier will also offer all the traditional benefits, including priority check in, lounges and full 3 course meals on flights over 90 minutes. They also announced that later this year, passengers will be able to relax in flydubai’s Business Class lounge ahead of their flight and will have access to priority baggage collection upon arrival at their destination.
Commenting on the launch of the airline’s Business Class services, Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO of flydubai, stated, “We are very pleased to announce the evolution of our passenger offering as we continue to meet the travel needs of our customers. The introduction of Business Class will provide greater choice for our passengers, who will have access to faster check-in services, comfortable and spacious seating and can enjoy a variety of internationally -inspired menus during their journey.”
The great news is that the new business class dining options will elevate their current economy class options, which has been hinted at, but not yet revealed.
The airline is to receive it’s first business class equipped aircraft in August, and the first flights will ‘officially’ start in October. The amount of routes will increase as the fleet is fitted with the new class. We can’t wait to see the FlyDubai lounge, when it launches later this year.