At an event in Seattle, Washington over the weekend, Etihad Airways celebrated the roll out of the first ever 787-9 Dreamliner.
The aircraft featured Etihad Airways’ new ‘Facets of Abu Dhabi’ livery which was unveiled in Hamburg, Germany last week.
Etihad Airways president and chief executive officer, James Hogan said the airline was proud to be one of the world’s largest customers for the B787 Dreamliner.
“We have firm orders for more than 100 Boeing wide-body aircraft which include 41 787-9s and 30 787-10s, our new fleet of B787s will set customer service expectations for the airline industry, delivering the highest levels of comfort and choice across all classes of service,” Mr Hogan said.
Etihad Airways’ first Boeing 787-9 will be delivered in December, and more than 40 international routes have been identified for future operation by the airline’s Dreamliners.
The aircraft will initially operate between Abu Dhabi and Düsseldorf and between Abu Dhabi and Doha, with services to Brisbane, Mumbai, Moscow and Washington D.C. to follow in the first half of 2015.
“Etihad Airways is one of the most forward-thinking airlines of the world and we’re proud to have their trust and confidence in the Dreamliner,” Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and chief executive officer Ray Conner said.
In accordance with the new airplane, Etihad has revamped its product offering on the B787 based on extensive consumer research, with refinements in all three cabins.