Dubai-based carrier, flydubai, has unveiled ‘The Business Suite’, a highly customised premium business class seat based on Safran’s VUE platform.
This version of VUE will be introduced on selected Boeing 737 aircraft, initially those operating longer haul flights, and will come into service by the end of this year.
flydubai is the launch customer for the seat created in collaboration with JPA Design to be the ‘best-in-class business class seat’.
VUE has been designed to offer wide-body comforts while maintaining an efficient cabin layout. The name reflects its window-facing orientation achieved through a reverse herringbone seat layout.
Each seat has a high degree of privacy, direct aisle access and a long lie-flat bed, setting new standards for single-aisle business travel in the region. It will include a door, a wireless charger and customised storage areas, with a 17.3-inch RAVE Ultra IFE screen manufactured by Safran.
Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer of flydubai, speaking at the launch, during Arabian Travel Market, said: “flydubai is committed to investing in innovation and enhancing our customer experience. The introduction of the new Business Suite seat, later this year, will offer our passengers added comfort, privacy and the benefits of the latest technologies when they travel with us on longer flights across our growing network.”