Dubai-based low cost carrier flydubai on Sunday announced that tickets have gone on sale for its new Business Class service that launches in October.

The airline also said in a statement that it plans to add more Business Class routes across its network in the next few months.

Flydubai’s CEO, Ghaith Al Ghaith, said: “As the evolution of our passenger offering continues, we are delighted to announce that our Business Class routes are now on sale.

“We are also tremendously excited to be offering the Business Class experience on routes that have not had this option before with any airline, such as Bishkek, Donetsk and Juba.”

Flydubai said it received its first aircraft with Business Class seats at the start of August, and they have been used for testing and training.

All new aircraft subsequently delivered will include business and economy classes, while existing aircraft will be retrofitted to include the premium option, it added.

Flydubai’s first flight offering Business Class will be flight FZ729 from Dubai to Kiev on October 8.

Other business class routes starting in October include Malé, Istanbul, Mineralnye Vody and Bucharest.

Al Ghaith added: “This moment also signifies the growth of our fleet and with the arrival of our new Business Class aircraft, we plan to add more Business Class destinations to our network by the end of the year. As tickets go on sale today we look forward to welcoming our Business Class customers in this new chapter in Flydubai’s history.”

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.

The in-flight entertainment system will offer a high definition touchscreen of 12.1 inches with over 900 hours of movies, music and games.

source: arabianbusiness