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FlyDubai to Start Business Class Service on No-Frills Flights

June 19, 2013

FlyDubai, the state-owned budget carrier, will begin offering business class services on some routes starting in October, it said in an e-mailed statement today.

Business seats will be offered for sale in August, with the first aircraft fitted with the new berths due to arrive the same month. All planes delivered subsequently will feature the two-class layout.

Low-cost airlines usually only offer economy services to keep expenditure at a minimum and FlyDubai’s decision to sell the new seating and services was based on passenger feedback, it said. The business class cabin will have leather seats, in-flight entertainment and premium catering while on-ground services will include priority check-in and lounge access.

FlyDubai, which began operations in 2009, operates to 60 destinations across the Middle East, Africa, Indian Subcontinent, Asia and Central and Eastern Europe.

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