The new Emirates subsidiary's business cabin is based on the VUE seat from Safran Seats.
During the 2023 edition of the Arabian Travel Market, Flydubai introduced its new business class cabin, which will equip a selection of its Boeing 737 aircraft operating to its farthest destinations starting later this year, with the implementation of ten mini-suites per aircraft.
Mini-suites with bunks
Flydubai is the launch customer for the new VUE seat, offered by Safran Seats, which equips the Dubai-based airline's new cabins. VUE is designed to provide passengers with an experience similar to that offered in the comfortable cabins of larger aircraft, while allowing for a more efficient and denser layout. The name "VUE" comes from the fact that, thanks to its inverted chevron layout, the seat gives each passenger an optimal view of the window. This new seat allows passengers to have a very high degree of privacy, with direct access to the aisle and a possible transformation into a berth according to the standards that now govern all long-haul business class seats.
Flydubai's seat, whose environment has been thought out in collaboration with the JPA design studio, will be equipped with a small door creating a kind of mini-suite, with outlets for charging smartphones and personalized storage spaces. The seats are equipped with ambient lighting installed directly on the hull, but also under the part that combines with the seat to create the berth and inside the storage spaces themselves. The Flydubai seat will also be equipped with Safran's latest RAVE Ultra in-flight entertainment system, with 17.3-inch screens (about 44 cm), with 4K quality, digital navigation and a wide selection of movies and TV shows. On the catering side, a selection of meals, snacks and hot and cold drinks are included for all business class passengers. Internationally inspired hot dishes are offered on flights longer than 90 minutes, and snacks and cold meals on shorter flights.
A fleet of 76 Boeing 737s
Since the launch of its first flights in June 2009, Flydubai has carried a total of 90 million passengers, with a network of 110 destinations in a total of 50 countries in Africa, Central Asia, the Caucasus, Central and Southeastern Europe, the Gulf, the Middle East and the Indian sub-continent. The Emirates subsidiary operates a total fleet of 76 Boeing 737 : 30 Boeing 737-800 NG, 43 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 3 Boeing 737 MAX 9.
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