General Travel News

flydubai Now Operating 13 Aircrafts

flydubai, Dubai's first low cost airline, proved that 13 was a lucky number for the airline, as it expanded its fleet to a total of 13 aircraft by taking delivery of a quartet of new Boeing 737-800 NG's in a number of weeks.

flydubai CEO, Ghaith Al Ghaith, said: "We are thrilled to welcome these four new aircraft into our fleet. These new additions show flydubai's continued growth, with 13 planes now servicing 28 routes in just 18 months. These numbers show phenomenal growth and we show no sign of slowing down, with ambitious growth plans that see us expanding still over the coming months.

"Our four new aircraft are at the cutting edge of air travel and we are certain our customers will enjoy the added comforts that these new planes have to offer."

The four new aircraft additions come complete with flydubai's revolutionary 'Fiber To The Screen' (FTTS™) In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) system from Lumexis. This fibre optic based system is lighter and thinner than previous models, enabling it to fit comfortably into the airline's special Recaro seats. This reduction in weight allows flydubai to offer their customers the best in-flight entertainment on the market, while significantly reducing the associated costs, meaning flydubai can keep its ticket prices low.

In line with flydubai's culture of only charging travellers for the services they use, the new IFE will be available as an optional extra in the way that baggage and meals are. Passengers travelling on these new flydubai aircraft, will have the ability to choose what they want to watch depending on their preference and how much they want to spend.

In addition to state-of-the-art entertainment system, the new planes are also among the first to be fitted with the new Boeing Sky Interior. The spacious new interior aims to improve passenger comfort onboard the new flydubai planes, and has subtle mood lighting to simulate night time, day time and sunrise/sunset, as well as redesigned overhead bins to give more cabin space and increased storage.

More General Travel News
First floating drive-through debuts in Dubai
World’s longest urban zipline launches in Dubai
Luxury cruiseliner Crystal Symphony makes Dubai first port of call
Latest Travel News
Emirates to launch services to Santiago ...
First floating drive-through debuts in D...
Qatar Airways launches direct flights to...
Featured Sights To See
la Espana Industrial

la Espana Industrial

Barcelona, Spain

Situated in the Sants neighborhood, it was a heavily industrial area at the end of the 19th century and was home to some of the most important textile factories of Spain.  ...

Changi village

Changi village

Singapore, Singapore

The place provides a magnificent blend of an urban and rural village along with the most awe-inspiring views of natural beauty. The place is not considered idyllic for swimming but is not a bad option for having a wonderful evening. The place is highly congested on weekends but is desolate on weekdays. Means of transport: underground rail and bus from Victoria Street. ...

Museu Carmen Miranda

Museu Carmen Miranda

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Famous during the 1940s and 50s, Brazil’s most famous singer may be forgotten in Hollywood but she is still revered here. The museum has recordings of her singing and photographs of her everywhere but the big attraction is the starlet’s iconic costumes and jewellery. Address: Facing Av Rui Barbosa 560, Flamengo Tel: 2551 2597 Opening Times: 10am-5pm Tuesday-Friday, noon-5pm Saturday and...

Vienna State Opera

Vienna State Opera

Vienna, Austria

One of the most important opera houses and opera companies in the world. Price of a ticket can be quite high, but it is wildly sought, as the performances are worth it. The Vienna Opera Ball takes place here....