Etihad Airways has unveiled a variety of new products and enhancements to its jets at the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai.
The upgraded interior to the new Boeing 787 Dreamliners that will join the fleet in the third quarter includes a fresh interior and business suites with private doors.
The flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates is due to take delivery of three new Boeing 787 Dreamliners in the third quarter of 2023.
Enhanced benefits include “Wi-Fly packages, partnership with (designers) Armani Casa and environmentally conscious dining experience”.
Etihad will also be the first airline in the world to introduce the Elements seat for the business suite sections on the Boeing 787.
“Etihad’s new 787 Dreamliner cabin interior showcases further enhancements to our award-winning and industry renowned cabins. Our new Business class takes the guest experience to new heights with the second evolution of the Business Studio which was launched on the Airbus A350-1000 last year,” said Antonoaldo Neves, CEO at Etihad Airways.
The new seats aim to provide guests with a comfortable and spacious environment with added privacy provided by a suite door.
The height of the suite has been further increased from the Airbus A350’s debut model, offering even greater privacy for guests.
Each of the 32 business seats has direct aisle access with the cabin designed in a 1-2-1 configuration offering “comfort, convenience and privacy whether travelling individually or with companions”.
The seats recline to a fully lie-flat-bed 78” in length and feature a 17.3” 4K TV screen, Bluetooth headphone pairing, multiple charging ports and wireless charging, as well as plenty of storage
The newest 787 will have 271 seats in economy which are lighter in weight than the current fleet and therefore more fuel efficient.
Passengers will be provided with an extensive range of entertainment on a 13.3” 4K touch-screen monitor which also includes a convenient USB charging port.
Etihad’s new economy dining service will incorporate a closed loop recycling system, thereby creating a circular process that removes single-use plastic entirely.
Neves added: “We remain fully committed to providing industry-leading experiences for our guests and we’re proud to showcase this here at the Arabian Travel Market. This year is about growth for Etihad – as well as enhancing our guest experience and adding aircraft to our fleet, we’ve announced new routes for our network, including Kolkata last month, Lisbon, Malaga and Mykonos this summer and Copenhagen and Dusseldorf in the fourth quarter.”