UAE flag carrier Etihad Airways has announced plans to deploy its Boeing Dreamliner jets to Rome and Frankfurt this year.
From June 1, the airline will introduce its new two-class Boeing 787-10 on its scheduled daily morning service from Abu Dhabi to Rome, complementing the second overnight 777-300ER departure.
The 336-seat 787-10 features 32 Business Studios and 304 Economy Smart Seats.
Flight EY 83 will depart from Abu Dhabi at 8.50am, landing in Rome at 1pm, while the return flight EY 84 will leave from the Italian capital at 10pm, and arrive in the UAE capital at 6.05am the next day.
From July 1, the airline will introduce the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on its two daily services to Frankfurt.
The two-class 787-9 features Etihad Airways’ next-generation Business and Economy Class cabins, configured with 299 seats – 28 Business Studios and 271 Economy Smart Seats.
Flight EY 1 will depart from Abu Dhabi at 2.10am and arrive in Frankfurt at 6.45am, with the return flight EY 2 leaving the German city at 11.20am and arriving in Abu Dhabi at 7.45pm.
The second daily flight EY 7 will leave Abu Dhabi at 9.35am and land in Frankfurt at 2.20pm, with the return flight EY 8 departing at 9.45pm and arriving in Abu Dhabi at 6am the next day.
Robin Kamark, chief commercial officer, Etihad Aviation Group, said: “Rome and Frankfurt are two very important cities on the Etihad global network and have been popular with business and leisure customers alike. The introduction of more state-of-the-art 787s to our fleet is allowing us to further enhance the inflight experience, giving our guests the opportunity to enjoy the most highly customised Dreamliner cabins in the world, upgraded entertainment systems and connectivity, and our acclaimed service and hospitality.” – TradeArabia News Service