Etihad Airways to deploy Dreamliner on Hong Kong route
The airline will assign a Boeing 787-9 on its Abu Dhabi to Hong Kong route from March 2019
Etihad Airways will add the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Service on its Abu Dhabi to Hong Kong route from next year.
The Abu Dhabi-based airline flies daily to Hong Kong and the new aircraft model will replace the existing Airbus A330-200 aircraft that currently services the route from March 30, 2019.
Featuring next-generation Business and Economy class cabins, the aircraft is configured with 299 seats – 28 business studios and 271 economy smart seats – a capacity increase of six seats in Business and 31 in Economy in each direction, plus an increase in belly-hold cargo capacity of four tonnes.
Cabins also have improved in-flight connectivity and decor inspired by contemporary Arabian design.
Hong Kong is the latest route to be added to Etihad Airways’ B787 destination list. Last week, the airline announced plans to introduce the Boeing 787-9 on its scheduled services from Abu Dhabi to Barcelona from February 22 next year.
Dreamliner operations from Abu Dhabi to Kuala Lumpur launched last week on December 20 and services to Brussels will start on January 3.
The airlines fleet of Dreamliners also operate to Perth, Dusseldorf, Shangai, Johannesburg, Riyadh, Singapore, Washington DC, Brisbane and Zurich.
Updated: December 24, 2018 12:43 PM