Etihad Airline kickstarted operation of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner flight to Johannesburg in South Africa from Abu Dhabi, Tuesday afternoon.
Etihad Airways flight EY604 took off from Abu Dhabi at 10.15 a.m. and arrived on schedule at 4.45 p.m. local time. The return flight EY603 departed Johannesburg at 7.50 p.m. last night, touching down Abu Dhabi on schedule at 6.10 a.m.
This will mark Etihad Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner’s ninth such destination, said officials. Currently, Etihad Dreamliner operates daily flights to Brisbane, Dusseldorf, Perth, Riyadh, Shanghai, Singapore and Washington DC and Zurich, added officials.
The Etihad will rope in two more flights for its daily operations–Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, one of the largest in the world. These will make company’s flight strength to 71 aircraft, said officials.
Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners boast unique designs of the next generation and has 28 “studio business class” seats and 271 Economy Class.
Peter Baumgartner, Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways said Etihad has decided to upgrade the aircraft Dreamliner after receiving requests from its customers who are frequent travelers to South Africa.
John Friel, Director General of Etihad Airways in South Africa,”Etihad took the decision to start operation of flights to enhance the experience of our guests traveling to S. Africa.”
The travel experience provides by Dreamliners is the best in its class and pay careful attention to the precise details of the journey, he added.
The Dreamliner provides all studio business class seats direct access to the corridors and is characterized by a seat Negotiable turned into a full bed length of 80.5 inches and an increase of 20 per cent in personal space.
Also it’s seats have antenna control system in the cushions, which helps guests to adjust the hardness and comfort of their seats. Each seat in business class has a television screen touch display 18-inch with noise-canceling headphones.
The Economy Class seats provide enhanced comfort thanks to the palm side the head in every seat and adjustable screen TV having personal touch 11.1-inch space as the seat width up to 19 inches.