Etihad Airways has started operating its state-of-the-art Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on the Abu Dhabi – Amman route, as part of its daily schedules between the two capitals.
two-class Dreamliner features the airline’s next-generation Business and
Economy Class cabins, featuring 299 seats - 28 in Business Class and 271 in
Economy Class, representing a 65 per cent capacity increase on the route.
Baumgartner, Etihad Airways' Chief Executive Officer, said: “Since launching
flights between Abu Dhabi and Amman thirteen years ago, we have experienced
huge growth and have enjoyed strong demand from both business and leisure
to upgrade to the Boeing 787 reflects the importance of the Jordanian market to
Etihad Airways, and the sustained development of economic relations between the
two countries. The UAE enjoys historic ties with Jordan and there are broader
and brighter prospects for economic relations between these two Arab states,
particularly through business partnerships and tourism.”
reports show that the trade exchange between the two countries witnessed remarkable
growth to just over Dhs3 billion, while the volume of UAE investments in Jordan
rose to more than $15 billion.
Business Studios in Business Class offer direct aisle access, a fully-flat bed
of up to 80.5 inches in length, and an increase of 20 per cent in personal
space. Upholstered in fine Poltrona Frau leather, the Business Studio is
equipped with an in-seat massage and pneumatic cushion control system which
enables guests to adjust the firmness and comfort of their seat.
The airline’s Boeing
787 fleet is equipped with the latest Panasonic eX3 inflight entertainment
system featuring over 750 hours of movies and programmes, as well as hundreds
of music choices and a selection of games for both adults and children. Each
Business Studio has an 18-inch personal touch-screen TV with noise-cancelling
headsets. Guests can also enjoy mobile connectivity, onboard Wi-Fi and seven
satellite channels of live TV.
Economy Smart Seats provide enhanced comfort with a unique ‘fixed wing’
headrest, adjustable lumbar support, a seat width of approximately 19 inches
and an 11.1” personal TV monitor on each seat. The aircraft has been designed
with enhancements including humidity controls while air pressure levels are set
to ensure a smoother flight, allowing guests to arrive feeling fresher.
Flight schedule for Abu Dhabi-Amman
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Notes: All departures and arrivals are
listed in local time.
Additionally, Etihad Airways will operate a second
daily flight to Amman between 26 June and 30 September 2017 to cater to
expected high traffic demand on the route during peak season. The extra EY511
and EY512 services will be operated by an Airbus A320.