Wednesday, 26 December 2018

Etihad Airways to introduce Boeing 787 Dreamliner on daily Hong Kong service


Etihad Airways, the Abu Dhabi based gulf mega-carrier has confirmed it will introduce the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on its daily scheduled service from Abu Dhabi to Hong Kong, effective 31 March 2019. The two-class aircraft will replace the Airbus A330-200 aircraft currently operating the route 

The new 787-9 Dreamliner service to Hong Kong will feature the airline’s next-generation Business and Economy cabins, configured with 299 seats - 28 Business Studios and 271 Economy Smart Seats -  a capacity increase of six seats in Business and 31 in Economy in each direction, and an increase in belly-hold cargo capacity of four tonnes.

Timetable
Boeing 787 schedule to Hong Kong effective 31 March 2019
Flight
Origin
Departs
Destination
Arrives
Frequency
Aircraft
EY 834
Abu Dhabi
22:05
Hong Kong
   10:05
Daily
Boeing 787-9
EY 833
Hong Kong
19:05
Abu Dhabi
23:25
Daily
Boeing 787-9
Notes: All departures and arrivals are listed in local time.

The airline will also introduce the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on its scheduled services from Abu Dhabi to Barcelona, starting February, 22nd, 2019, again replacing the Airbus A330-200 currently operating the recently launched route. 

The deployment of the larger 787 Dreamliner to Barcelona has been timed to coincide with the Mobile World Conference taking place in the city from 25-28 February, during which Etihad Airways will provide daily flights. The airline will increase frequency to a permanent daily operation from 31 March.

The service will feature Etihad Airways’ next-generation Business and Economy cabins, configured with 299 seats - 28 Business Studios and 271 Economy Smart Seats -  a capacity increase of six seats in Business and 31 in Economy in each direction, and an increase in belly-hold cargo capacity of four tonnes.

Timetable
Boeing 787 schedule to Barcelona, effective 22 February 2019
Flight
Origin
Departs
Destination
Arrives
Freq
Aircraft
EY 49
Abu Dhabi
02:20
Barcelona
 07:15
Daily*
Boeing 787-9
EY 50
Barcelona
10:10
Abu Dhabi
20:00
Daily*
Boeing 787-9
*Permanent daily operation from 31 March 2019
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