Etihad Airways broadens Boeing 787 network in Europe
Express News Global
By Wam/Published Tuesday, May 30, 2017
LONDON: Etihad Airways today revealed strategies to improve its European Dreamliner network with the implementation of Boeing 787-9 airplane to Amsterdam and Madrid.
The 299-seat Dreamliners will be presented on year-round set up services to Amsterdam from 1st September, and to Madrid from 1st October, signing up with Dusseldorf and Zurich as the airline company’s other European Dreamliner services. The 787-9 will likewise run seasonally to Athens throughout the summer season.
With a phased shipment of 9 Boeing 787-9s this year, the airplane are slowly being presented on a variety of global paths from the airline company’s Abu Dhabi center.
Etihad Airways presently runs a fleet of 13 Boeing 787-9s to 11 locations from Abu Dhabi: Washington, Dusseldorf, Zurich, Johannesburg, Amman, Riyadh, Singapore, Shanghai, Tokyo, Perth and Brisbane. Beirut, Beijing, Seoul and Melbourne are because of sign up with the 787 network over the next couple of months.
The Amsterdam path will have a taste of the 787 in between 30th and 2nd June to assist satisfy need throughout the early summer season peak duration. The present 4 weekly Madrid services will be likewise enhanced with extra flights, relocating to a day-to-day operation from 1st June.
Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways Chief Executive Officer, stated, “With 2 of Etihad Airways’ most popular European locations joining our 787 network later on this year, we are providing more visitors the chance to fly on our next generation airplane. Flights to and from Amsterdam and Madrid deal with company and leisure visitors, and with growing need, there was a strong case to present larger airplane to these locations. The 787 is quick becoming our flagship long-haul airplane and as more are provided, we will continue to take a look at updating existing paths with these outstanding aircrafts.
Etihad Airways has pending shipments of a more 58 Dreamliners over the next couple of years.