An Etihad Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner touched down in Hong Kong this morning after its inaugural flight from Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Flight EY834 departed Abu Dhabi last night and arrived in Hong Kong at 10:25am today.
The deployment of the larger 787-9 Dreamliner to Hong Kong is part of the airline’s plan to operate all 28 weekly services to China’s four main gateways – Beijing, Chengdu, Shanghai and Hong Kong – using next-generation Dreamliner aircraft. At the beginning of this year, the airline upgraded its daily service from Abu Dhabi to Beijing to the 787-10 Dreamliner. It has also announced that effective 1 July 2019, the daily service from Abu Dhabi to Chengdu will be upgraded to B787-9, and the current 787-9 daily service from Abu Dhabi to Shanghai will replaced by the larger 787-10 Dreamliner.
The new 787-9 Dreamliner features Etihad Airways’ next-generation Business and Economy Class seats. It will operate with 299 seats, including 28 in Business Class and 271 in Economy Class, representing a 27 per cent increase in Business Class capacity, and a 14 per cent capacity increase across all cabins.
Etihad Airways’ Boeing 787-9 aircraft feature innovative, award-winning cabin designs and products, complemented by the airline’s acclaimed service and hospitality offerings. Flights include Food and Beverage Managers in Business Class and a Flying Nanny in Economy Class to provide extra specialised care for families with young children.
Etihad Airways provides business and leisure travellers with convenient flight timings between Abu Dhabi and Hong Kong, and seamless onward connections via Abu Dhabi to major destinations in the Gulf region, Europe, Africa and North America.
Furthermore, Etihad Airways operates an extensive codeshare partnership with Hong Kong Airlines (HX), allowing travellers enhanced connection options between Australasia, Asia, the Middle East, Europe and North America.
Flight schedule for Abu Dhabi-Hong Kong:
|10:05 next day||Daily||787-9|
|07:45pm||Abu Dhabi (AUH)||12:05
Notes: All departures and arrivals are listed in local time.