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Mon, 29 Oct 2018

Etihad Airways to Introduce Boeing 787-9 on KL and Boston Flights

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 January 2019.

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.

Etihad Airways Boeing 787-9 reg: A6-BLN landing at Changi Airport in Singapore in September 2018. Picture taken by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com Click to enlarge.

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 route network.”

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 TV.

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.

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