A state-of-the-art Etihad Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner touched down in Johannesburg recently after its inaugural flight from Abu Dhabi.
Etihad Airways flight EY604 took off from Abu Dhabi and arrived on schedule. The return flight EY603 departed Johannesburg and touching down Abu Dhabi on schedule too.
Operating daily on the route, the two-class B787-9 Dreamliner features Etihad Airways’ next-generation Business and Economy Class cabins.
Etihad Airways Chief Executive Officer Peter Baumgartner said the decision to upgrade to the Dreamliner aircraft on the Johannesburg route was to meet the needs of growing numbers of business and leisure passengers travelling to and from South Africa.
“Today’s modern traveller is constantly searching for comfort, innovation and convenience and we aim to provide the highest standard of hospitality and technological advancements to make any journey a memorable one.”
Etihad Airways General Manager South Africa John Friel added, “The introduction of the Boeing 787 is a welcome development that will further enhance our guests’ experience on this route.”