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Abu Dhabi, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Etihad Airways today unveiled plans for the deployment of its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners to key Levant and Far East markets in 2017. With a phased delivery of nine Boeing 787-9s this year, they will gradually be introduced on a number of routes from the airline’s Abu Dhabi hub beginning March 1.  

The 299-seat Dreamliners will be deployed on daily year-round scheduled services to Amman and Beirut, as well as to Beijing, Shanghai and Seoul. In addition, the 787-9 will operate seasonally to Athens during the summer months.

Etihad Airways currently operates a fleet of 10 Boeing 787-9s to nine destinations – Düsseldorf, Zurich, Perth, Brisbane, Tokyo, Singapore, Riyadh, Johannesburg and Washington – from Abu Dhabi. With a further 61 Dreamliners due to be delivered over the next few years, the 787s will become Etihad Airways’ flagship long-haul aircraft.

Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways Chief Executive Officer, said: “Since introducing our first 787 into commercial service almost two years ago, we have enjoyed excellent feedback from guests on our ground-breaking cabin interiors that have set a benchmark for high service levels in the region and across the world.

“With the additional cities joining our 787 network during 2017, we are giving more guests the opportunity to fly on our next generation aircraft.”

He added: “Today’s travellers are increasingly looking for greater comfort, higher standards, more choice and better convenience as priorities in their decision-making and we, at Etihad Airways, are striving to meet their high expectations through innovations such as introducing new planes to the fleet and continuing to upgrade our routes.”

Etihad Airways’ Boeing 787-9s include highly-acclaimed interiors featuring 28 Business Studios and 271 Economy Smart Seats, offering superior levels of comfort, entertainment and in-flight connectivity. On-board décor and lighting have been inspired by contemporary modern Arabian design, complementing the signature ‘Facets of Abu Dhabi’ identity introduced by the airline during its livery relaunch in 2014.

Boeing 787 schedule to Shanghai, China, effective 1 March 2017 (all times listed are local)

Flight No.

Origin

Dep

Destination

Arr

Freq

Aircraft

EY 862

Abu Dhabi

22:10

Shanghai

10:10 +1

Daily

Boeing 787-9

EY 867

Shanghai

23:30

Abu Dhabi

06:30 +1

Daily

Boeing 787-9

+1 denotes following day

 

Boeing 787 schedule to Amman, Jordan, effective 26 March 2017 (times local)

Flight No.

Origin

Dep

Destination

Arr

Freq

Aircraft

EY 513

Abu Dhabi

10:30

Amman

12:40

Daily

Boeing 787-9

EY 514

Amman

15:05

Abu Dhabi

19:05

Daily

Boeing 787-9

 

Boeing 787 schedule to Athens, Greece. Seasonal: 1 June 2017 – 30 Sept 2017 (times local)          

Flight No.

Origin

Dep

Destination

Arr

Freq

Aircraft

EY 91

Abu Dhabi

08:45

Athens

13:00

Daily

Boeing 787-9

EY 90

Athens

14:25

Abu Dhabi

20:20

Daily

Boeing 787-9

 

Boeing 787 schedule to Beijing, China, effective 1 July 2017 (times local)

Flight No.

Origin

Dep

Destination

Arr

Freq

Aircraft

EY 888

Abu Dhabi

21:30

Beijing

08:50 +1

Daily

Boeing 787-9

EY 889

Beijing

01:25

Abu Dhabi

06:30

Daily

Boeing 787-9

+1 denotes following day

 

Boeing 787 schedule to Seoul, Korea, effective 1 August 2017 (times local)

Flight No.

Origin

Dep

Destination

Arr

Freq

Aircraft

EY 876

Abu Dhabi

22:15

Seoul

11:55 +1

Daily

Boeing 787-9

EY 873

Seoul

00:55

Abu Dhabi

05:50

Daily

Boeing 787-9 

+1 denotes following day

 

Boeing 787 schedule to Beirut, Lebanon, effective 1 August 2017 (times local)

Flight No.

Origin

Dep

Destination

Arr

Freq

Aircraft

EY 535

Abu Dhabi

09:20

Beirut

12:40

Daily

Boeing 787-9

EY 538

Beirut

14:05

Abu Dhabi

19:30

Daily

Boeing 787-9

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