Etihad to deploy Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to Barcelona

Etihad to deploy Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to Barcelona
Deployment of the 787 Dreamliner to Barcelona has been timed to coincide with the Mobile World Conference.

abu dhabi - It will replace the Airbus A330-200 currently operating on the route



By Staff Report

Published: Wed 19 Dec 2018, 4:10 PM

Last updated: Wed 19 Dec 2018, 6:11 PM

Etihad Airways will introduce the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on its scheduled services from Abu Dhabi to Barcelona, effective February 22, 2019, replacing the Airbus A330-200 currently operating the recently launched route.

The deployment of the larger 787 Dreamliner to Barcelona has been timed to coincide with the Mobile World Conference taking place in the city from February 25 to 28, during which Etihad Airways will provide daily flights. The airline will increase frequency to a permanent daily operation from March 31.

The service will feature Etihad Airways' next-generation business and economy cabins, configured with 299 seats - 28 business studios and 271 economy smart seats - a capacity increase of six seats in business and 31 in economy in each direction, and an increase in belly-hold cargo capacity of four tonnes.

Robin Kamark, Etihad Aviation Group's chief commercial officer, said: "We launched flights to Barcelona last month and forward passenger and cargo demand on the route from Abu Dhabi, and beyond, has encouraged us to accelerate the deployment of the larger 787 on this service. Together with Madrid, also operated by the 787-9 Dreamliner, the move will guarantee product consistency and more convenient travel options for our customers travelling to and from Spain."

- business@khaleejtimes.com


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