Etihad Airways has unveiled plans to fly its Boeing 787 Dreamliners to five more destinations in 2016.= With five new B787-9s due to join the airline’s fleet over a seven-month period from May 2016, the 299-seat Dreamliners will replace existing aircraft on the daily services from Abu Dhabi to Dusseldorf, Perth, Shanghai, Istanbul and Johannesburg.
This will more than double the number of destinations Etihad currently serves using its B787s, with only Brisbane, Washington DC, Singapore and Zurich currently welcoming the aircraft.
And with further 66 B787s due to be delivered over the next few years, Etihad said the aircraft will become “the mainstay” of its long-haul fleet in future.
Etihad’s B787-9s feature its most modern cabin products, including 28 ‘Business Studios’ and 271 ‘Economy Smart’ seats. All seats come equipped with on-demand in-flight entertainment systems, Wi-Fi connectivity, USB ports and power sockets.
The first new Dreamliner service to be launched will be Abu Dhabi-Dusseldorf on 1 May 2016, followed by Perth on 1 June, Shanghai and Istanbul on 1 August and Johannesburg on 1 November.
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