Etihad boosts London-Abu Dhabi capacity

10th Jul 2012
Etihad boosts London-Abu Dhabi capacity

Etihad Airways has added 13 per cent of seat capacity to its ‘blue-ribbon’ London Heathrow-Abu Dhabi route with the delivery of its first three class Boeing 777-300ER.

The aircraft will predominantly operate the airline’s 9:15 flight from Heathrow, one of three daily flights operated by Etihad Airways, to its home base in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates.

The Boeing 777-300ER aircraft is configured with eight first class suites, 40 business lie-flat beds, and 282 seats in economy.

Etihad Airways will take delivery of seven more Boeing 777-300ERs in the next 18 months, taking the total number of passenger 777s to 18.

Etihad Airways will continue to operate its two other daily flights to London with three-class Airbus A340-600s which have a 12 first class, 32 business class and 248 economy configuration.

Also, Etihad Airways has started to fly six-flights-a-week from Abu Dhabi to the Nigerian city of Lagos.

To celebrate the new service, and Nigeria’s love of football, Etihad Airways operated its iconic sky-blue A330-200 aircraft, painted in English Premier League champions Manchester City FC’s famous colours, for the launch flight.

All flights will be operated by an A330-200 aircraft, configured to carry 22 passengers in business class and 240 passengers in economy class.

Etihad Airways is considered the World’s Leading Airline by the World Travel Awards.



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