Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has welcomed the first of four new 787 Dreamliners from planemaker Boeing.
The Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner landed at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) on October 13, 2023, after a 13-and-a-half-hour flight from Charleston International Airport (CHS).
The 787-10, registered A6-BMJ, will be followed by three 787-9 Dreamliners. The Dreamliner aircraft are up to 25% more fuel efficient than many comparable aircraft of their size.
After a thorough check by Etihad’s engineering team, the new arrival has gone straight into service and flew for the first time to Manchester Airport (MAN) on October 15, 2023, with a flight time of seven hours.
“The arrival of our latest 787 Dreamliner underlines our passion to grow this year by enhancing the quality of our customer experience and the reach of our network,” said Antonoaldo Neves, CEO of Etihad Airways. “This is all part of our vision 2030 supporting our growth as underlined by the new destinations to Osaka, Copenhagen and Dusseldorf we began operating two weeks ago.”
The arrival comes exactly three years to the day since Etihad took delivery of its last Boeing 787-10 on October 13, 2020.
According to ch-aviation.com the airline currently has 29 active 787-9s and, including the new arrival, 10 787-10s.