Etihad Airways to Operate Boeing 787
Dreamliner on Tokyo Narita Route
Etihad Airways is to upgrade the aircraft it
uses on the Abu Dhabi - Tokyo Narita route to Boeing
787-Dreamliner from 1 December 2016.
aircraft, configured in three classes, features the airline’s new First Suites, Business Studios and Economy Smart
Seats and will replace the Airbus A340 which currently operates
the non-stop service.
Kevin Knight, Etihad Aviation Group Chief
Strategy and Planning Officer, said, “The B787 Dreamliner is an exceptional aircraft
from an operational and guest experience perspective. Its unique design and our innovative and
stylish cabins offer a guest experience that’s superior in terms
of luxury and comfort. These product attributes and the Etihad
inflight service and hospitality – onboard Chefs, Food & Beverage
Managers and Flying Nannies – make ours a winning proposition.”
Etihad Airways’ three-class B787 Dreamliner has
235 seats with eight First Suites, 28 Business Studios and 199
Economy Smart Seats.
Etihad Airways commenced service to Japan on 1
February 2010 with five weekly flights between Abu Dhabi and
Nagoya, via Beijing. This increased to daily on 30 March 2014.
Tokyo Narita was added to the Japan route on 27 March 2010 with
five weekly non-stop flights, going daily on 31 March 2013.