Rome, Italy – Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has celebrated the introduction of its newest aircraft type, the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, on daily services to Rome, with a special dinner at the Rome Cavalieri Hotel. The airline is now flying the largest variant of this technologically-advanced aircraft from Abu Dhabi to Rome every morning, complementing a second flight each evening with Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.
- Etihad Airways has
introduced its new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner aircraft on one of two daily
Abu Dhabi – Rome flights
- The airline hosted a special dinner at the
Rome Cavalieri Hotel last night, with guests enjoying a taste of Abu Dhabi
in the Italian capital
- Attendees included the UAE Deputy
Ambassador to Italy
The dinner, hosted last night by Italian
anchorwoman Roberta Capua, was attended by His Excellency Ahmed Al Mulla, UAE Deputy
Ambassador to Italy, and Martin Drew, Etihad’s Vice President, Europe &
the Americas. Guests were treated to traditional Arabic calligraphy on arrival
and music inspired by traditional Arabic instruments.
The event also featured a special panel
discussion dedicated to Destination Abu Dhabi, in which three guests from
different industries shared their common affection for the UAE’s capital city. Guillermo
Mariotto, fashion stylist and TV personality, Irene Saderini, sports reporter covering
Superbike and Formula E events for Sky Sport, and Clelia Patella, art influencer
and writer, passionately described their experiences visiting and working in
the city, and during the panel discussion guests enjoyed a true taste of Abu
Dhabi in the form of a selection of specially-chosen Arabic starters.
Robin Kamark, Chief Commercial
Officer, Etihad Aviation Group, said: “We are delighted to be here in Rome, celebrating
a very special aircraft, serving a very important city in our network.
“The introduction of Boeing
787s across our network will enable us to further enhance our inflight
experience, giving our guests the opportunity to enjoy the most highly customised
Dreamliner cabins in the world.
“These aircraft feature upgraded entertainment
systems and connectivity, and of course all our guests will experience our
acclaimed service and hospitality. We are delighted that Rome is among the
first cities to receive our new 787-10 aircraft, and look forward to
celebrating the introduction of the 787-9 to Milan in September.”
Abu Dhabi offers
visitors the chance to explore cultural highlights, impressive architecture and
world-class theme parks, as well as striking beaches and desert landscapes. The
city appeals to solo travelers and couples in search of unique travel experiences
as well as families looking to create extraordinary memories, making it the
perfect holiday destination.
Etihad Airways is offering a free two-night stopover in the Emirati capital to all travellers
flying to international destinations via Abu Dhabi. The free Abu Dhabi stopover
promotion is available for bookings online through etihad.com, or via a travel
agent, made by 1 December, for travel until 31 December 2019.
choose from a range of 15 hotels located across the city and experience all
that Abu Dhabi has to offer, from cultural masterpieces to architectural
highlights and natural landscapes to theme park attractions and sports
Etihad schedule, Abu Dhabi – Rome