Etihad Airways has confirmed that it will introduce Boeing 787-9
aircraft on its daily scheduled services from Abu Dhabi to Kuala Lumpur,
effective 20 December this year, and to Brussels, effective 3
The new two-class 787 Dreamliner service
features Etihad Airways’ next-generation Business and Economy
Class cabins, configured with 299 seats - 28 Business Studios and
271 Economy Smart Seats.
Robin Kamark, Etihad Aviation Group
Chief Commercial Officer, said, “Kuala Lumpur and Brussels are two
very important destinations on the Etihad network, popular with
both business and leisure customers and we are delighted to be
introducing the 787-9 Dreamliner on these routes. Our customers flying between Abu
Dhabi and these capitals continue to benefit from convenient
departure and arrival times at both ends, and those transiting
through Abu Dhabi enjoy seamless connections onto Etihad’s global
The 28 Business Studios on the Boeing 787-9
offer direct aisle access, a fully-flat bed of up to 80.5 inches
in length, and an increase of 20% 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.
Each Business Studio has an 18-inch personal touch-screen TV with
noise-cancelling headsets. Passengers can also enjoy mobile
connectivity, onboard Wi-Fi and seven satellite channels of live
The 271 Economy Smart Seats have a ‘fixed wing’
headrest, adjustable lumbar support, a seat width of approximately
19 inches and an 11.1” personal TV monitor on each seat.
Etihad Airways currently has a fleet of 21
Boeing 787-9 aircraft.