April 24, 2024

Etihad unveils new 787-9 Dreamliner 

Etihad Airways has revealed its latest 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, complete with cabin enhancements.  

The new aircraft, which is one of four new Dreamliners to join the airline’s fleet, has 32 seats in Business class and 271 in Economy. 

The Business cabin features a customised version of the Elements seat manufactured by Collins. Guests can enjoy enhanced privacy, provided by a suite door and an increased suite height. The airline claims to be the first airline in the world to introduce the Elements seat on a Boeing 787.

Each Business seat has direct aisle access and reclines to a 78” lie-flat-bed with a 17.3” 4K TV screen, Bluetooth headphone pairing, wireless charging, multiple charging ports and storage.

Economy offers lighter, slimmer and more fuel-efficient seats than the current fleet, with 244 standard seats and 27 Economy Space seats with four inches of additional legroom. 

Antonoaldo Neves, CEO of Etihad Airways, said: “These new aircraft are fundamental in helping us to achieve the ambitious plans we have already set into motion to expand our fleet and connect more guests more conveniently to a greater number of destinations. As we do this, we’ll give our guests an inflight experience that exceeds their expectations.”

In-flight entertainment technology is provided by Safran, with Rave Ultra 13.3” 4K touch-screen monitors. Passengers can pair personal phones and tablets to the screen to use as a remote. 

The aircraft is also fitted with a new connectivity solution from Viasat, using Ka-band technology with high-speed Wi-Fi and streaming capabilities, as well as live news and sports channels.

Etihad Guest members can enjoy complimentary Wi-Fly chat packages, while all passengers can purchase a full Surf package with unlimited data.