Etihad Airways to deploy 787s on all China flights

Lauren Eldershaw
By Lauren Eldershaw February 14, 2019 11:37

Etihad Airways to deploy 787s on all China flights

Etihad Airways will introduce the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on its daily service from Abu Dhabi to Chengdu, effective 1 July 2019, replacing the Airbus A330-200 currently operating the route. Also from 1 July, the airlines’ daily service from Abu Dhabi to Shanghai will be upgraded from the 787-9 to the larger 787-10 Dreamliner. Chengdu to be served daily with Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner from 1 July 2019. Shanghai to be upgraded to larger 787-10 Dreamliner from 1 July 2019.

Once the changes take effect, the airline will fly all 28 weekly services to China’s four main gateways – Beijing, Chengdu, Shanghai and Hong Kong – with the 787.

Robin Kamark, Etihad Aviation Group Chief Commercial Officer, said: “We are delighted to include Chengdu to our growing list of Dreamliner destinations. The move marks a milestone for Etihad as all our Chinese gateways will now be served by these technologically advanced aircraft, ensuring our guests experience the latest in-flight product innovations. We are equally pleased to be upgrading our Shanghai flights to our 787-10 aircraft.”

Lauren Eldershaw
By Lauren Eldershaw February 14, 2019 11:37