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Abu Dhabi’s Etihad to introduce Boeing 787-9 on Kuala Lumpur, Brussels routes

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad to introduce Boeing 787-9 on Kuala Lumpur, Brussels routes

Etihad currently has a fleet of 21 Boeing 787-9 aircraft

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways said on Thursday it would introduce the Boeing 787-9 aircraft on its daily services to Kuala Lumpur and Brussels.

The jet will begin operating the Abu Dhabi Kuala Lumpur route from December 20 and Brussels route from January 3.

The aircraft feature 271 economy seats and 28 business seats.

Etihad currently has a fleet of 21 Boeing 787-9 aircraft.

“Kuala Lumpur and Brussels are two very important destinations on the Etihad network, popular with both business and leisure customers and we are delighted to be introducing the 787-9 Dreamliner on these routes,” said Etihad group chief commercial officer Robin Kamark.

“Our customers can expect the quietest cabins and our latest in-flight products and technology, one of the world’s most technologically advanced and fuel-efficient aircraft.”

The Abu Dhabi airline also announced a partnership with Saudia earlier this week spanning maintenance and codeshare routes.

The two carriers are also in talks for reciprocal frequent flier benefits and cargo cooperation.

Read: Abu Dhabi’s Etihad enters commercial partnership with Saudia

Etihad said in July it would cut staff under a restructuring plan after posting a $1.52bn loss for 2017.

Read: Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways announces leadership changes, job cuts expected

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