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UAE's Etihad says to launch Dreamliner on Tokyo route

Abu Dhabi airline plans to add capacity on flights to Japanese city by introducing Boeing 787 in December

UAE's Etihad says to launch Dreamliner on Tokyo route

Etihad Airways has revealed plans to launch its Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft on flights to Tokyo from December 1.

The Abu Dhabi airline said the Dreamliner will replace the Airbus A340 which currently operates the non-stop service.

Kevin Knight, Etihad Aviation Group chief strategy and planning officer, said the upgrade to the B787 Dreamliner reflected the importance of the Japan route and the airline’s commitment to the market.

Etihad's three-class B787 Dreamliner has 235 seats with eight First Suites, 28 Business Studios and 199 Economy seats.

Etihad commenced service to Japan in February 2010 with five weekly flights between Abu Dhabi and Nagoya, via Beijing.

This increased to daily in March 2014. Tokyo Narita was added to the Japan route in March 2010 with five weekly non-stop flights, going daily in March 2013.

Etihad said its Dreamliner fleet has full mobile and Wi-Fi service, with USB and power points at every seat.

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