Flydubai is to introduce a business class cabin on all of its new aircraft.
The regional carrier will receive delivery of its first aircraft with a business class cabin in August and its inaugural flight is scheduled for October.
All new Flydubai aircraft delivered after August will include business and economy classes, and business class tickets will be available for purchase on selected flights from the same month.
The business class cabin will be configured with 12 seats finished in soft Italian leather with lumbar support and a seat pitch of 42 inches.
Business class passengers will have their own dedicated cabin crew and will also be able to take advantage of Flydubai’s priority check-in, as well as the new facilities at the recently upgraded and expanded Terminal 2 at Dubai International.
Flydubai CEO Ghaith Al Ghaith said: “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.
“Both our business and leisure travellers can now benefit from a more personal flying experience. Flydubai is ready for business and we look forward to continuing to offer our passengers reliable and accessible travel services, whether in economy or business class.”
Flydubai will launch a new catering option for economy class customers “in the near future”. Passengers can pre-select their meal and order online up to 48 hours before departure.