Etihad Airways has just unveiled its newest aircraft that offers more space and privacy for business and economy class passengers.
The Emirati airline Etihad Airways flew to Israel for the second time in a month and landed on June 9 with supplies for Palestinians fighting the coronavirus, as shown in a video taken on the runway in Israel. These images, provided by the Israel Airports Authority, were recorded at Ben Gurion Airport on the outskirts of Tel Aviv. On May 19, Etihad operated an initial flight that Israel’s Foreign Ministry called the first of its kind. The United Arab Emirates, like most Arab countries, has no official ties with Israel. Although that supply mission used a plane with a blind fuselage, the June 9 flight was carried out by a plane emblazoned with the name of the Abu Dhabi-based airline. Both flights were reported to be carrying medical supplies for Palestinians to fight the coronavirus. Credit: Israel Airports Authority via Storyful
The Abu Dhabi-based airline released images of its new Boeing 787-9, which is one of four new Dreamliners set to join the fleet, as it expands its network to 12 new destinations.
The new aircraft, which was on display at the Dubai Airshow this week, features Etihad’s newest cabin interior with 32 Business Class seats and 271 Economy seats.
Those in business will have the luxury of sliding privacy doors and a 78-inch long fully reclining long bed. The height of the suites has also been increased. they are
slightly taller than its A350 siblings with an added sense of isolation due to the small lip above the top of the suite.
Each of the 32 executive seats will have direct aisle access, a 4K touchscreen TV, Bluetooth headphone pairing, wireless charging and multiple charging ports.
The national airline of the United Arab Emirates has adopted Collins Aerospace’s Elements suite, a model that is already First construction of Taiwan’s Starlux A350 aircraft.
The aircraft is the first of three new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners with a new interior that will join Etihad’s fleet.
“These new aircraft are instrumental in helping us achieve the ambitious plans we have already put in place to expand our fleet and connect more guests more conveniently to a greater number of destinations,” said Etihad Airway CEO Antonoaldo Neves. .
“By doing this, we will provide our guests with an onboard experience that exceeds their expectations.”
Meanwhile, in economy class, there are 244 lighter standard seats and 27 Economy Space seats with four inches of extra legroom.
The airline said the slimmer profile seats provide a greater sense of space and are also more fuel efficient than the current fleet.
Earlier this year, AirlineRatings.com named the airline as the third best airline in the worldwith Air New Zealand taking the top spot, followed by Qatar Airways in second place.
In May, at an awards gala at the Palazzo Versace, Dubai, for the Business Traveler Middle East Awards, it won ‘Best Cabin Crew’, ‘Best Economy Class’ and ‘Best Traveler Program’ for the third year in a row. frequent’. ‘ grant.
Meanwhile, to celebrate its 20th anniversary this year, Etihad passengers can look forward to a new onboard culinary menu, limited-edition amenity kits and carry-on bags.
The new menu launched on board its fleet this month with dishes inspired by the airline’s home, the United Arab Emirates, as well as customized menus reflecting the destinations Etihad flies to. Popular and signature dishes, such as the Arabic Mezze starter, are complemented by a wide range of new main courses, such as braised beef short ribs, slow-roasted duck and pistachio-crusted salmon, followed by delicacies such as vanilla panna cotta or cake chocolate trio.
Guests in Economy will be served the new menu on Etihad’s sustainable tableware, designed with a closed-loop recycling system to eliminate waste.
In Business Class, ‘Dine Anytime’ cuisine is served on tableware designed in collaboration with the legendary Armani/Casa brand, which the airline launched this year to further enhance its guests’ experience.
The airline offers discounted return rates from Australian hubs to six global destinations including Abu Dhabi, London, Dublin, Rome, Beirut and Paris – book by November 30 for travel by May 31, 2024.
Since the first flight to Sydney in 2007, Etihad’s fleet of 79 aircraft now flies to more than 70 destinations around the world.