UAE's Etihad adds capacity on Abu Dhabi-Beirut route

Airline introduces Dreamliner aircraft to add 125 extra seats per flight to Lebanese capital
By Staff writer
Tue 25 Jul 2017 01:38 PM

Etihad Airways has introduced the Boeing 787-9 on its scheduled daily service from Abu Dhabi to Beirut, Lebanon.

The new 787 Dreamliner service replaces the Airbus A321 aircraft and is configured with 299 seats, adding 125 extra seats per flight, the airline said in a statement.

Mohammad Al Bulooki, Etihad Airways executive vice president commercial, said: “Beirut was the first international destination served by Etihad Airways in 2003 and it is fitting that we introduce the state-of-the-art 787 Dreamliner to this key market today.

“The new two-class 787-9 provides an increase of 125 seats per flight, with 4,186 weekly seats now offered in both directions. This reflects the strong demand to Lebanon from Abu Dhabi and the entire UAE, where a large Lebanese expatriate community resides."

The Boeing 787 is the backbone of Etihad Airways’ fleet of aircraft and includes a Flying Nanny service in Economy Class for families with young children.

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