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Etihad Airways Adds 3 New Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners To Fleet

Etihad Airways celebrated a significant fleet expansion with the arrival of three Boeing 787-9 aircraft at Abu Dhabi Zayed International Airport. Poised to enhance its operations, the airline will deploy the new planes starting this month.

Etihad Airways new 787-9 Dreamliner
  • New Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners feature Etihad’s stylish new cabin interior
  • Aircraft joining the fleet fuel Etihad’s ambitious Journey 2030 growth plan
  • Etihad now operates a modern, young fleet of 88 aircraft

Etihad Airways Ushers in Three Boeing 787-9 Aircraft, Eyes Expansion

This move aligns with Etihad’s strategic growth plan to increase service to 125 destinations and manage a fleet exceeding 160 aircraft by 2030.

Antonoaldo Neves, Chief Executive Officer, Etihad Airways, said: “We are thrilled to welcome these brand-new, state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliners to Abu Dhabi. Their arrival is key to our network expansion strategy and comes at the perfect time as we continue to add multiple new destinations and expand frequencies into key markets.

“These new aircraft support our commitment to Abu Dhabi, allowing us to bring more guests to experience the incredible capital of the UAE, either as their end destination or on a stopover when connecting across our expanding network.”

Etihad Airways Expands Global Reach with Additional Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners

Etihad Airways is set to soar into new skies by introducing three Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners to its fleet. This move comes as the airline announces launches to fresh destinations in the coming months. Travelers can look forward to direct flights to Boston beginning March 31, marking it as Etihad’s fourth US destination. The airline will also commence services to Nairobi and Bali, alongside seasonal flights to popular European hotspots including Nice, Malaga, Mykonos, and Santorini.

Following the induction of a brand-new Boeing 787-10 in October 2023, Etihad continues to grow its network. The last quarter of 2023 saw the airline branching out to Osaka, Copenhagen, and Dusseldorf. It started the new year by adding Kozhikode and Thiruvananthapuram in India’s Kerala region to its route map.

In a bid to dominate multiple markets, Etihad substantially increased flight frequencies. This strategy enhances connectivity across its network, making travel more seamless for passengers.

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner series stands out for its fuel efficiency, being 25% more economical than similar-sized aircraft. Etihad proudly operates a total of 43 Dreamliners. Its diverse fleet includes the luxurious Airbus A380, the modern A350, the versatile A320 fleet, and the long-range Boeing 777, bringing the total count to 88 sophisticated aircraft.

Experience Unmatched Comfort with Etihad’s 787 Dreamliner

Fly in style on Etihad’s new 787 Dreamliner, which showcases a cabin interior that redefines comfort with its award-winning design. The spacious aircraft includes a modern two-class configuration featuring 32 Business Suites and 271 Economy seats.

In the Business cabin, Etihad unveils a groundbreaking seating option with the custom Elements seat by Collins—making it the first airline to offer this design on a Boeing 787. These Business Suites provide passengers with unparalleled space, comfort, and privacy. Each suite offers direct aisle access, converts into a 78-inch lie-flat bed, and has a 17.3-inch 4K TV. Passengers can enjoy seamless technology integration with Bluetooth headphone pairing, wireless charging, numerous charging ports, and ample storage space.

Economy class on the newest 787 impresses with its lightweight seats that boost fuel efficiency. The cabin boasts 217 standard seats and 54 Extra Legroom seats, providing each traveler with additional comfort and an enhanced sense of space.

Entertainment on board reaches new heights with Safran’s Rave Ultra system, featuring crisp 13.3-inch 4K touch-screen monitors. Passengers can also connect their devices to control the screen remotely, enriching their in-flight experience.

Stay connected above the clouds with Etihad’s high-speed Wi-Fi enabled by Viasat’s cutting-edge Ka-band technology. This feature allows for effortless streaming and access to Live TV, including news and sports channels. Etihad Wi-Fly ensures all Etihad Guest members enjoy complimentary chat services, and all passengers can purchase an unlimited Surf package for non-stop connectivity throughout their flight.

Passengers can indulge in a flight experience that sets new standards in air travel with Etihad’s 787 Dreamliner.


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