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Flydubai is a low-cost international airline with its head office in Terminal 2 of Dubai International Airport. The airline was officially set up in March 2008 by the Government of Dubai, forming the city's first low-cost airline. The airline flew its first commercial flight in June 2009 to Beirut.

flydubai airline flies to over 100 destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe, using its fleet of aircraft from the Boeing family. flydubai has over 50 aircraft, which are a mix of different Boeing models.

Baggage Allowance

Carry-on Baggage

Economy Class: The Economy Class cabin bag allowance is one item with maximum dimensions of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm, and a maximum weight of 7kg. If travelling with an infant, passengers are allowed to bring one extra bag.

Business Class: The Business Class cabin bag allowance is two items, each with maximum dimensions of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm, and a total maximum weight of 14kg. If travelling with an infant, passengers are allowed to bring one extra bag.

Checked Baggage

Economy Class: Economy class does not include any checked baggage, however, it can be purchased ahead of flying. Passengers can purchase up to 3, of weights of 20kg, 30kg or 40kg. The maximum size of these must not exceed 75 x 55 x 35cm.

Business Class: Check-in up to 3 x pieces of baggage with a combined weight of 40kg. Each piece of baggage must weigh 32kg or less and be smaller than 75cm x 55cm x 35cm.

Excess Baggage

Overweight and oversized baggage will incur an additional charge and are split by the airline into four different categories (zones). Passengers can transfer their baggage to connecting Emirates and Flydubai flights when checking in.

Check-In Information

Online Check-In

Passengers using online check-in for their flight can check in anytime between 48 hours and 90 minutes before their flight departures.

Airport Check-In

Passengers can check in at the airport at the Flydubai check-in desks. The check-in desks are open 3 hours before flight departure and close 60 minutes before the flight departure.

Those departing from Dubai (DXB) can use self-service kiosks to check in to their flight. The self-service kiosks open 4 hours before flight departure and close 1 hour before.

Cabin Classes

Economy Class

The Economy Class promises comfort, affordability, relaxation and space throughout your journey in Economy Class.


The cabins in Economy are spacious and bright. Beverages and snacks are included in economy on the Value or Flex fares.

What are seats like?

The seating is ergonomically designed for maximum comfort with a seat pocket and in-seat personal entertainment device included. Legroom is ample to stretch out and relax, but you can alternatively purchase your seat with more legroom for a small extra fee.

Premium Economy

There is no premium economy cabin on board Flydubai planes.

Business Class

Flydubai Business Class flights are flights operated by Flydubai offering exclusive access to the airport and onboard amenities that are not available to Economy or Premium Economy passengers. From the moment you arrive at the airport until you touch down at your destination, flying Business with Flydubai promises to offer an unmatched experience.

Priority check-in and boarding, access to airport lounges, comfortable seats and flatbeds, WiFi and in-flight entertainment options are some of the benefits which passengers can enjoy with a Flydubai Business Class flight ticket.

Please note that some amenities and facilities may differ depending on the aircraft you're travelling in.

What's included in Flydubai's Business Class?

Priority Check-In & Boarding

With a Flydubai Business Class ticket, we guarantee that you'll enjoy a premium service as soon as you arrive at the airport. Business Class passengers have dedicated check-in desks, priority boarding and fast-tracking through airport security so you don't have to worry about long queues at the airport.

Airport Lounge Access

Having a business-class ticket with Flydubai means you get instant access to the airline's dedicated airport lounges. With a Flydubai Business Class ticket, you can relax at the airline's dedicated airport lounges. When flying from Terminal 2 of Dubai International Airport (DXB), visit the Flydubai Busines Class lounge and indulge in delicious treats and drinks. Passengers also have access to many entertainment options including free WiFi, LCD TVs, and reading materials.

In-flight Entertainment

When flying in Business Class each passenger will have their own personal 12.1-inch touchscreen in the Boeing 737-800 aircraft and a 15.6-inch 1080p touchscreen in the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. Passengers can stream the latest movies and TV shows or listen to music and play games. Flydubai also offers a number of onboard WiFi packages that you can purchase so you won't have to worry about missing out on important work duties.

Food and Beverages

When flying in Flydubai Business Class you'll be welcomed on board with a beverage. Flydubai also offers a number of delicious meals, snacks and drinks at any point of the flight journey. The meals available onboard will vary depending on the destination that you're flying to and the duration of your flight.

What are seats like?

Aboard the Boeing 737-800 aircraft Business seats are crafted from Italian Leather and offer wider chairs and legroom. Aboard the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, Business seats recline to a flatbed position and also convert into a personal office, with a fold-out desk. All business seats have personal touchscreen TVs, with refreshments and internationally-inspired meals served. Business Class seats will vary depending on the aircraft you fly with. When travelling in Business Class on the Boeing 737-800 aircraft, you'll enjoy comfortable leather seats that allow you to recline your seat and extend your legs. On the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, you'll have 2 types of seats: a reclining seat or a flatbed seat. These seats have been designed to allow full relaxation whilst onboard.

First Class

Currently, Flydubai does not have a first-class cabin onboard their planes.

In-flight Entertainment

Economy Class passengers can purchase the premium entertainment package. You'll be able to choose from a wide selection of TV shows, music, games and much more. Business Class passengers can enjoy TV shows, movies and games included in their ticket fare.


The airline offers passengers great TV shows to enjoy during their flight with their premium entertainment package.


Passengers that have purchased the premium entertainment package can help the time pass on their flight with a range of fantastic movies.

Meals and Beverages

Passengers flying in economy class on a Value or Flex fare can enjoy complimentary food on board. Passengers with a Lite ticket can pre-order food online before travel, or purchase food on board from a selection of light meals, snacks and beverages.

Passengers in business class can enjoy a selection of food whilst cruising in the sky. Food options include a variety of authentic cuisines but will differ depending on the duration and destination of your flight.


Flydubai has begun to introduce WiFi on board most of its fleet, meaning passengers can browse the web and social media, send emails and check on the latest news. Passengers can either buy a 30-minute pass or a pass for the whole duration of the flight. The price of onboard WiFi will vary depending on factors such as the route and length of your flight.

Frequent Flyer Program

Flydubai offers a frequent flyer programme through its partnership with Emirates. This is the Emirates Skywards programme, meaning you can collect miles every time you fly with either airline, increasing your spending opportunities. There are four membership tiers; Blue, Silver, Gold and Platinum, each with increasing rewards and benefits such as priority check-in and more checked baggage.

Airline Alliance

Flydubai is not currently part of an airline alliance scheme, however they have codeshare agreements with Air Moldova and Emirates.

Special Services

Passengers can request any form of special service for their flight by contacting the airline directly, with enough advance before travel.

Expectant mothers

Passengers who are travelling whilst pregnant are able to fly as normal up to their 28th week. After this date, until week 36, passengers will be able to travel providing they have a letter from their doctor stating they are fit to travel. After the start of week 37, expectant mothers should not travel.

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Destinations that Flydubai flies to

Flydubai flies to over 100 destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe. Here are the current destinations that Flydubai flies to, as of January 2021. It is split into domestic flights and international flights.

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Hub Airport

Dubai International Airport

Dubai International Airport (DXB), based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is the world’s busiest airport in terms of international passenger traffic. 2018 saw this airport handle over 89 million passengers, and 2.64 million tonnes of cargo, all from over 408,000 aircraft movements. The airport was first opened in 1960, with its expansion beginning in 1998. Dubai airport has a great selection of restaurants and shops in each terminal.

The airport is the hub for Flydubai and also Emirates, with other airlines running services here including China Southern Airlines, Air India, Airblue, Cebu Pacific, IndiGo and PAL Express and SpiceJet.


As of 2021, Flydubai's fleet consists of an extensive number of Boeing aircraft. This includes Boeing 737-800, Boeing 737 MAX 8, Boeing 737 MAX 9, and the Boeing 737 MAX 10.

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January 29th 2021

Flydubai set to expand in 2021

Flydubai, the budget carrier based in Dubai, is planning a major European expansion for summer 2021. As part of this expansion, the airline will add four new destinations to its route map: Catania, Naples, Malta, and Salzburg. These routes are expected to begin in May. This expansion will grow flydubai’s footprint in the Europe, with a focus on underserved markets. While European Union border restrictions are still in place following the Coronavirus pandemic, the airline hopes that tourism will resume by the summer.

June 2019

Flydubai launches routes to Italy and Russia

In June (2019) flydubai (FZ) added Sochi (AER) in Russia to the list of its destinations. The airline is now, also, the first airline to operate a route between Dubai (DXB) and Naples (NAP).

Frequently asked questions

Where can I book Flydubai Business Class flights?

Right here! When you book through Alternative Airlines you can easily search for Business Class flights with Flydubai. To start searching for flights, fill in the search form at the top of the page. The cabin class options will be shown under the 'passengers' section. If you are unsure how to do this, follow our handy guide from earlier that shows you exactly how to book business-class flights with Flydubai.

How much does Flydubai Business Class cost?

The cost of your Flydubai Business Class flight ticket will vary depending on the destinations you travel to/from and the dates you plan to travel. Please note that Business Class flights with Flydubai are more expensive than Economy or Premium Economy flight tickets since Business Class offers a higher level of service, more amenities and a top-quality in-flight experience.

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