Etihad Airways has deployed the B787-9 aircraft on its daily service to Singapore.
The inaugural flight took place this weekend, when flight EY470 departed Abu Dhabi at 2200 on Saturday and arrived in Singapore’s Changi Airport at 1015 the following day.
The return flight EY473 subsequently took off from Singapore at 2010 and arrived in the UAE capital at 2345.
The Gulf carrier’s chief executive, James Hogan, highlighted the advantages of offering evening departures in both directions, as this will provide passengers with “more convenient travel times and improved connectivity to 35 destinations in the Middle East, Africa and Europe."
“This includes seamless connections to our flagship A380 services to London enabling guests to experience the luxurious First Apartment and The Residence, the world’s first private three-room cabin on a commercial airliner.”
The B787-9 is fitted with a three-class configuration, with eight seats in first, 28 in business and 199 in economy. When compared to the A330-300 that previously served the route, the Dreamliner offers four fewer business class seats, and eight more economy seats.
Singapore is the first destination in Southeast Asia that Etihad Airways has deployed its B787-9 to. The Dreamliner also currently serves flights to Washington DC, Zurich and Brisbane.
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