This week saw Etihad Airways welcome its latest Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner in Abu Dhabi, registered as A6-BMJ, and is one of four 787 Dreamliner aircraft to be delivered this year.
Steady and gradual growth is the aim of the game for the UAE-based carrier as they need more aircraft to facilitate the heavy route growth that they have in store for next year.
Without further ado, let’s get into it…
Etihad Airways Welcomes Latest Boeing 787-10 in Abu Dhabi…
A6-BMJ, the new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, departed the Charleston plan on Thursday October 12 at 1334 local time.
From there, it was a 13+ hour hop over to the Middle East where the aircraft landed safely into Abu Dhabi at 1102 local time on Friday October 13.
This particular airframe is actually 2.9 years old, as it was placed in storage over the course of the delivery delay issue that the American planemaker has been dealing with.
Data from RadarBox shows that it’s first revenue flight at the time of writing (13/10/23 @ 1955 UK time), will be to Manchester Airport in the United Kingdom.
Commenting on the delivery of this new jet was Antonoaldo Neves, Etihad Airways’ CEO:
“The arrival of our latest 787 Dreamliner underlines our passion to grow this year by enhancing the quality of our customer experience and the reach of our network.
“This is all part of our vision 2030 supporting our growth as underlined by the new destinations to Osaka, Copenhagen and Dusseldorf we began operating two weeks ago.”
It is understood that the other three aircraft that are due to be delivered this year will be the -9 variant, and this week’s arrival was exactly three years to the day since they last took delivery of a -10, which was on October 13, 2020.
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