Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways is introducing the Boeing 787 Dreamliner for flights to the Moroccan capital Rabat.
The aircraft, with eight first class, 28 business class and 199 economy class seats will operate the route from October 3.
Etihad recently added a third weekly service to Rabat to meet summer travel demand. The fight is operating every Saturday until September 29.
The carrier also began flying the 787 to Casablanca in May and codeshares on both services with Royal Air Maroc.
“Morocco is a very important destination on the Etihad network, underscoring the close cultural and commercial ties between the kingdom and the UAE,” said Robin Kamark, who was recently appointed Etihad Aviation Group’s chief commercial officer in a reshuffle.
“Our flights to Rabat and Casablanca have proved tremendously popular with UAE and Moroccan nationals, and residents. Adding the 787 Dreamliner on all our Moroccan services will now provide our customers flying to both capitals with the same award-winning cabins, innovative seating and products.”
Etihad recently announced a $1.52bn loss for its 2017 fiscal year and has confirmed plans to cut jobs and suspend some routes in recent months under a wider review to improve profitability.