Etihad Airways will introduce the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on its daily service from Abu Dhabi to Chengdu, effective 1 July 2019, replacing the Airbus A330-200 currently operating the route. Also from 1 July, the airlines’ daily service from Abu Dhabi to Shanghai will be upgraded from the 787-9 to the larger 787-10 Dreamliner.
· Chengdu to be served daily with Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner from 1 July 2019
· Shanghai to be upgraded to larger 787-10 Dreamliner from 1 July 2019
Once the changes take effect, the airline will fly all 28 weekly services to China’s four main gateways – Beijing, Chengdu, Shanghai and Hong Kong – with the next generation Dreamliner aircraft.
The 787-9 service to Chengdu will feature Etihad Airways’ next-generation Business and Economy cabins, configured with 299 seats - 28 Business Studios and 271 Economy Smart Seats. The upgrade of aircraft will also see an increase in belly-hold cargo capacity of four tonnes.
The 787-10 service to Shanghai will be configured with 336 seats - 32 Business Studios and 304 Economy Smart. Belly-hold cargo capacity will be increased by two and a half tonnes.
Timetables: Abu Dhabi – China schedules
Note: All departures and arrivals are listed in local time. *Daily operation during summer timetable, three weekly flights during winter timetable.
Note: All departures and arrivals are listed in local time. Shanghai to be upgraded to 787-10 from 1 July 2019. Departure of 1st 787-10 from Shanghai will be on 3 July 2019.
Note: All departures and arrivals are listed in local time. Beijing upgraded to 787-10 Dreamliner on 1 Jan 2019.
Note: All departures and arrivals are listed in local time. Hong Kong to be served by 787-9 Dreamliner from 31 March 2019. Departure of 1st 787-9 from Hong Kong will be on 1 April 2019.
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