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Etihad Airways to Operate Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to Zurich

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Etihad Airways is to expand its Boeing 787 Dreamliner flight network with the deployment of the aircraft on the Abu Dhabi Zurich route.

From 6 July 2015, Etihad Airways will swap the Airbus A330-300 aircraft currently used on the route with the three-class Dreamliner, featuring the airlines First Suite, Business Studio and Economy Smart Seat.

Etihad Airways President and Chief Executive Officer, James Hogan, said, This strategic decision to deploy the Dreamliner demonstrates our clear commitment to the Swiss market. Travellers from Switzerland will soon be able to experience the unparalleled levels of comfort, entertainment and inflight connectivity of this next-generation aircraft, being seamlessly connected through the Abu Dhabi hub to our rapidly expanding network.

Etihad Airways new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is configured to carry 235 passengers, with eight seats in First Class, 28 in Business Class and 199 in Economy Class, offering a total of 3,290 seats per week on the Abu Dhabi-Zurich route.

In First Class, guests will be offered a luxurious suite with a large seat and ottoman, a personal wardrobe, chilled mini-bar and a 24-inch TV monitor.

Business Class guests will be able to enjoy the luxury and comfort of the airlines new Business Studios each featuring a fully-flat bed of up to 80.5 inches long and a personal 18-inch touch screen TV with noise-cancelling headsets.

In Economy Class, the comfortable Economy Smart Seat has been designed with a unique ergonomic fixed wing headrest on each seat.

Etihad Airways order for two variants of the B787 (-9 and -10), is one of the worlds largest for the Dreamliner, totalling 71 aircraft. The airline currently operates the B787-9 to Brisbane, Washington DC, and from 1 August to Singapore. More destinations will be added as the airline takes delivery of more of the type.

Etihad Airways, Abu Dhabi, Zurich

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