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Mon, 8 July 2019

Etihad Airways Increases Capacity on Shanghai Route

Etihad Airways is now operating Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner aircraft on its daily scheduled services to Shanghai.

Robin Kamark, Etihad Aviation Group Chief Commercial Officer, said, “We are delighted to now deploy the larger 787-10 Dreamliner on this popular route, a decision which reflects the importance of Shanghai and China to Etihad Airways. The new aircraft will help to support the increasing demand for travel to and from Shanghai. In particular, it will help support the surging growth in leisure travel from Shanghai and its surrounding cities in Eastern China, to the Middle East and beyond, via our hub in Abu Dhabi.”

Etihad Airways Boeing 787-9 reg: A6BLV. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com on 7 July 2019. Click to enlarge.

The number of Chinese tourists arriving in the UAE now exceeds 1 million per year, while 3.5 million Chinese passengers transit through the country each year, assisted by direct services and the mutual visa-exemption policy between the UAE and China implemented last January.

Etihad Airways’ service to Shanghai was inaugurated in March 2012, with Dreamliner services on this route launched in August 2016. The route has proved very successful for the airline, recording consistently strong demand to and from both cities.

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