Abu Dhabi, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (UAE) – Etihad Airways’ flights to and from Switzerland will become an all-Boeing 787 Dreamliner operation with the aircraft being deployed on the Abu Dhabi – Geneva route, effective 25 March 2018.
Dreamliner flights to Geneva will complement the airline’s existing 787
Dreamliner scheduled services connecting Abu Dhabi and Zurich, becoming the
fifth European city to be served by the carrier’s rapidly growing fleet of next
Airways currently operates daily flights between the UAE’s capital city of Abu
Dhabi and both Geneva and Zurich.
of the 787 Dreamliner will also see a scheduling change that will continue to
provide attractive timings for customers travelling to and from Geneva. Etihad
Airways will be the only airline operating out of the UAE to offer an early
morning arrival into Geneva, and the revised timings will also improve connectivity to a wider network of
destinations across Asia and the Indian Subcontinent.
Airways has a fleet of 18 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners
operating from Abu Dhabi to 17 destinations worldwide – Amman,
Amsterdam, Beijing, Beirut, Brisbane, Düsseldorf, Madrid, Melbourne, Nagoya,
Perth, Riyadh, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore,
Tokyo, Washington and Zurich.
Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways Chief
Executive Officer, said: “With another of Etihad Airways’ popular European
destinations joining our 787 Dreamliner network, we are giving more guests the
opportunity to experience our next generation aircraft.
“The Geneva services cater to business
and leisure travellers in Abu Dhabi, Switzerland’s second largest city, and
offer connections over our hub to and from many destinations across our global
network. The Dreamliner is fast becoming our flagship long-haul aircraft and as
more join the fleet, we will continue to look at upgrading existing routes
offering ground-breaking cabin interiors that have set a benchmark for high
service levels in the region and across the world.”
Etihad Airways’ three-class
Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners include eight First Suites, 28 Business Studios and
199 Economy Smart Seats, offering superior levels of comfort, entertainment and
in-flight connectivity. On-board décor and lighting have been inspired by
contemporary Arabian design, including the spectacular dome of the newly-opened
Louvre Abu Dhabi, complementing the signature ‘Facets of Abu Dhabi’ identity
introduced by the airline during its livery relaunch in 2014. Etihad
Airways has pending deliveries of 53 Dreamliners.
787 Dreamliner schedule to Geneva, Switzerland, effective 25 March 2018 (all