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In pictures: Etihad unveils Man City livery on brand new 787 Dreamliner

The new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner was delivered to Etihad Airways in Abu Dhabi, ahead of its inaugural flight to Manchester Airport.

In pictures: Etihad unveils Man City livery on brand new 787 Dreamliner

The aircraft was welcomed into Manchester by (left to right) Omar Berrada, Chief Operating Officer for Manchester City, City legend Joleon Lescott, Yasser Al Yousuf, Vice President Commercial Partnerships, Etihad Aviation Group, Karan Bardsley and mascots.

In pictures: Etihad unveils Man City livery on brand new 787 Dreamliner

The aircraft was received by Etihad Aviation Group and Manchester City Football Club executives (left to right): Robin Kamark, Chief Commercial Officer, Etihad Aviation Group, Tony Douglas, Group Chief Executive Officer, Etihad Aviation Group, Olivier Turkel, Manchester City Football Club Regional Director MENA, and Yasser Al Yousuf, Vice President Commercial Partnerships, Etihad Aviation Group.

In pictures: Etihad unveils Man City livery on brand new 787 Dreamliner

The new liveried aircraft landed in Abu Dhabi on Friday, 18 October.

In pictures: Etihad unveils Man City livery on brand new 787 Dreamliner

The new livery was painted by Boeing at their Charleston, North Carolina factory.

In pictures: Etihad unveils Man City livery on brand new 787 Dreamliner

Unveiling a special livery design honouring its prestigious partnership with Manchester City Football Club.

In pictures: Etihad unveils Man City livery on brand new 787 Dreamliner

The new Manchester City-themed livery is the first since 2011, when Etihad Airways unveiled the “Blue Moon Rising” A330-200 in celebration of its second daily service to Manchester.

In pictures: Etihad unveils Man City livery on brand new 787 Dreamliner

The brand-new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner features Etihad’s innovative, award-winning cabin designs and products, including the unique ‘fixed wing’ headrest for maximum comfort while travelling in economy. The Business Studios feature direct aisle access and a fully-flat bed of up to 80.5 inches in length.