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Etihad to debut A380, B787-9 operations in December

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  •   09-02-2014  11:20 am

Etihad to debut A380, B787-9 operations in December

Etihad Airways will start Airbus A380 and Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner operations in December 2014, with additional flights on sale this week for both aircraft.

During its first year of operations, the Airbus A380 will be deployed on Etihad Airways’ three daily flights between Abu Dhabi and London, together with selected flights to Sydney, which was confirmed this week as the second destination to be served by the aircraft.

Between December 2014 and June 2015, the Boeing 787-9 will be introduced on six of the airline’s routes, including Düsseldorf, Doha, Washington DC, Mumbai, Brisbane and Moscow.

Etihad Airways will debut its new First, Business and Economy Class products onboard the forthcoming aircraft, and will also introduce The Residence, a three-room cabin exclusive to its Airbus A380. Etihad has a total of 10 Airbus A380s on firm order, the first of which will be delivered later this year, along with 71 Boeing 787s also being delivered in 2014.