Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways will introduce the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on its daily scheduled service to Hong Kong from March 31, 2019.
The two-class aircraft will replace the Airbus A330-200 aircraft currently operating the route, a statement said.
From March 31, flight EY 834 will depart Abu Dhabi at 10.05pm, arriving in Hong Kong at 10.05am the next day. The return flight EY 833 will leave from Hong Kong at 7.05pm and arrive in the UAE capital at 11.25pm.
The new 787-9 Dreamliner service to Hong Kong will feature the airline’s new business and economy cabins, configured with 299 seats including 28 in business and 271 in economy.
The deployment of the aircraft will signify a capacity increase of six seats in business and 31 in economy in each direction, and an increase in belly-hold cargo capacity of four tonnes, Etihad said.
Last week, the Abu Dhabi airline announced that it would introduce the Boeing aircraft on its recently launched Barcelona route from February 22, 2019.
Etihad also introduced the Boeing 787-9 aircraft on its daily services to Kuala Lumpur on Thursday, December 20, and will begin operating the jet on the Brussels route from January 3.