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Etihad Airways to introduce Boeing 787 Dreamliners to Rome and Frankfurt

From June 1, 2019, Etihad Airways will introduce a new two-class Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, the largest variant of the technologically advanced aircraft, on its scheduled daily morning service from Abu Dhabi to Rome, complementing the second overnight 777-300ER departure. On 1 July, the airline will introduce the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on its two daily services to Frankfurt.

The two-class 787-9 features Etihad Airways’ next-generation Business and Economy Class cabins, configured with 299 seats – 28 Business Studios and 271 Economy Smart Seats. The 336-seat 787-10 features 32 Business Studios and 304 Economy Smart Seats.

Robin Kamark, Chief Commercial Officer, Etihad Aviation Group, said: “Rome and Frankfurt are two very important cities on the Etihad global network and have been popular with business and leisure customers alike. The introduction of more state-of-the-art 787s to our fleet is allowing us to further enhance the inflight experience, giving our guests the opportunity to enjoy the most highly customised Dreamliner cabins in the world, upgraded entertainment systems and connectivity, and our acclaimed service and hospitality.”

Boeing 787-10 / 777-300ER schedule to Rome, effective 1 June 2019

Flight Origin Departs Destination Arrives Frequency Aircraft
EY 85 Abu Dhabi 02:15 Rome 06:20 Daily Boeing 777-300ER
EY 86 Rome 11:00 Abu Dhabi 19:05 Daily Boeing 777-300ER
EY 83 Abu Dhabi 08:50 Rome 13:00 Daily Boeing 787-10
EY 84 Rome 22:00 Abu Dhabi 06:05+1 Daily Boeing 787-10

Boeing 787-9 schedule to Frankfurt, effective 1 July 2019

Flight Origin Departs Destination Arrives Frequency Aircraft
EY 1 Abu Dhabi 02:10 Frankfurt 06:45 Daily Boeing 787-9
EY 2 Frankfurt 11:20 Abu Dhabi 19:45 Daily Boeing 787-9
EY 7 Abu Dhabi 09:35 Frankfurt 14:20 Daily Boeing 787-9
EY 8 Frankfurt 21:45 Abu Dhabi 06:00+1 Daily Boeing 787-9

Notes: All departures and arrivals are listed in local time.

About the Etihad Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner (two-class 787-9 / 787-10)

Etihad Airways’ modern fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners aircraft features innovative, award-winning cabin designs and products, complemented by the airline’s acclaimed service and hospitality offering. Flights to Rome and Frankfurt include Food and Beverage Managers in Business Class and a Flying Nanny in Economy Class to provide extra specialised care for families with young children.

The Business Studios offer direct aisle access, a fully-flat bed of up to 80.5 inches in length, and an increase of 20 per cent in personal space. Upholstered in fine Poltrona Frau Leather, the Business Studio is equipped with an in-seat massage and pneumatic cushion control system which enables guests to adjust the firmness and comfort of their seat. 

Each Business Studio has an 18-inch personal touch-screen TV with noise-cancelling headsets. Guests can also enjoy mobile connectivity, onboard Wi-Fi and seven satellite channels of live TV.

Economy Smart Seats provide enhanced comfort with a unique ‘fixed wing’ headrest, adjustable lumbar support, a seat width of approximately 19 inches and an 11.1” personal TV monitor on each seat. The aircraft has been designed with enhancements including humidity controls while air pressure levels are set to ensure a smoother flight, allowing guests to arrive feeling fresher.

The airline’s Boeing 787 fleet is equipped with the latest inflight entertainment system featuring over 750 hours of movies and programmes, as well as hundreds of music choices and a selection of games for both adults and children.