Abu Dhabi airline to make Geneva, Zurich routes an all Boeing 787 affair from March 2018
Etihad Airways’ flights to and from Switzerland will become an all-Boeing 787 Dreamliner operation next year.
The airline said in a statement that the aircraft is being deployed on the Abu Dhabi–Geneva route from March 25, 2018.
The Dreamliner flights to Geneva will complement the airline’s existing 787 Dreamliner services to Zurich, becoming the fifth European city to be served by the aircraft.
Etihad Airways currently operates daily flights between the UAE’s capital city of Abu Dhabi and both Geneva and Zurich.
Introduction of the 787 Dreamliner will see Etihad Airways be the only airline operating out of the UAE to offer an early morning arrival into Geneva, and the revised timings will also improve connectivity to a wider network of destinations across Asia and the Indian Subcontinent, the statement said.
Etihad Airways has a fleet of 18 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners operating from Abu Dhabi to 17 destinations worldwide – Amman, Amsterdam, Beijing, Beirut, Brisbane, Düsseldorf, Madrid, Melbourne, Nagoya, Perth, Riyadh, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, Washington and Zurich.
Etihad Airways’ three-class Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners include eight First Suites, 28 Business Studios and 199 Economy Smart Seats. The airline has pending deliveries of 53 Dreamliners.