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Five airlines that have recently received the B787-9

5 Nov 2014 by ahmarshah
Airline: Virgin Atlantic Total order: 16 Route: The aircraft has started serving the London-Boston route. It will also be deployed to Delhi this month. (See here for a Tried and Tested of the Upper Class) Seat configurations:
  Number of seats Configurations
Upper 31 1-1-1
Premium economy 35 2-3-2
Economy 198 3-3-3
  Total - 264  
Special features: Grab a glass of wine at the Dreamliner Bar! This social space is for Upper Class travellers, where you can relax or chat to friends and other passengers. virgin-atlantic.com   Airline: Etihad Airways Total order: 41 Route: The Dreamliner will fly from Abu Dhabi to Düsseldorf and Doha in December. Services to Brisbane, Mumbai, Moscow and Washington DC will follow. (See full news story here) Seat configurations:
  Number of seats Configurations
First Suite 8 1-2-1
Business Studio 28 1-2-1
Economy 199 3-3-3
  Total - 235  
Special features: The new First Suite on the Dreamliner will offer guests a private sanctuary with many new features, including a chilled mini-bar and five-star cuisine prepared on board by world-class chefs. etihad.com   Airline: Air New Zealand Total order: 10 Route: The carrier's first Dreamliner is currently serving Auckland-Perth and Auckland-Sydney routes. Next will be Tokyo and Shanghai from December 2 and 14 respectively. (See news here) Seat configurations:
  Number of seats Configurations
Business Premier 18 1-1-1
Premium Economy 21 2-3-2
Economy 263 3-3-3
  Total - 302  
Special features: You can choose the way you fly, with the economy Skycouch. It’s a revolution for people travelling with little ones and couples who’d like more space to share. There are 14 flexible Skycouch rows, which can be used as individual seating, a couch or even a play area! airnewzealand.com   Airline: United Total order: 25 Route: The latest aircraft is currently flying from Los Angeles to Houston and Melbourne. Seat configurations:
  Number of seats Configurations
United Business First 48 2-2-2
Economy Plus 88 3-3-3
Economy 116 3-3-3
  Total - 252  
Special features: United is one of the first airlines to offer wifi connectivity on the Dreamliner. Starting from the first delivery of B787-9 in September (see story here), all of the subsequent Dreamliners, including -8 and -10 will be delivered with inflight wifi. united.com   Airline: Scoot Airlines Total order: 10 Route: Effective from March 29 next year, the Dreamliner will begin serving Hong Kong (once daily), Perth (five weekly) and Sydney (once daily) from its base in Singapore. (See news here) Seat configurations:
  Number of seats Configurations
Premium ScootBiz 35 2-3-2
Economy 340 3-3-3
  Total - 375  
Special features: If you want to have a comfortable and quiet journey, you can choose to sit at the “Scoot Silence” zone, which only allows passengers over 12 to enter. However, it is only separated by thin curtains, so we're not sure how effective this can really be… flyscoot.com Valerian Ho
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