Etihad takes delivery of first B787-9 Dreamliner
Etihad Airways’ first B787-9 Dreamliner sporting the airline’s new 'Facets of Abu Dhabi' livery.
February 1, 2015
Etihad Airways has taken delivery of its first B787-9 Dreamliner which sported the airline’s new ‘Facets of Abu Dhabi’ livery which was revealed at a ceremony earlier this year. The aircraft is the first of the 71 Dreamliners that the national airline of the United Arab Emirates has on order that includes 41 B787-9s and 30 B787-10s. Etihad Airways will also be the first airline in the Middle East to operate the B787-9.
“We are confident that the additions of the B787 Dreamliner to our growing fleet will enable us to continue to add vital long-haul destinations from our Abu Dhabi hub,” said Peter Baumgartner, chief commercial officer for Etihad Airways. “We will first use the aircraft on routes to cities such as Düsseldorf, Washington DC, Mumbai, Brisbane and Moscow and will have over 70 within the fleet, once our order is complete.”