flydubai has announced it will operate the ‘Fiber to the Screen’ (FFTS) in-flight entertainment system in its flights later this year. Developed by Lumexis, the system will be available on the airline’s 44 B737-800NGs, the first of which is to arrive in October. “In-flight entertainment is very popular with passengers but the traditional systems were prohibitively expensive for us as a low-cost carrier. The Lumexis FTTS touch screen system offers us a flexible and high-quality option at a fraction of the normal cost,” explained flydubai CEO Ghaith Al Ghaith. The system is made from fibre optics rather than traditional copper piping, which makes the aircraft lighter. In turn, this keep ticket prices low. “Our IFE will be available as an optional extra in the way that baggage and meals are. Passengers travelling on flydubai aircraft fitted with the FTTS system will have the ability to choose different parts of the system depending on their preference and how much they want to spend,” added Al Ghaith.