Etihad Airways recently deployed a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on its UAE-Singapore route, establishing a new benchmark for luxury travel on this daily service. The aircraft features stylish First Suites, Business Studios and Economy Smart Seat.
Flight EY470 will depart Abu Dhabi at 22:00 and will arrive at Singapore’s Changi Airport at 10:15, next day. Return flight EY473 will leave Changi Airport at 20:10 and arrive in the UAE capital at 23:45.
President and CEO, Etihad Airways, James Hogan said: “The Etihad Airways B787-9 Dreamliner is the most customised aircraft of its kind in the sky. The ground-breaking, next-generation First Suites, Business Studios and Economy Smart Seats offer a superior level of luxury and comfort and will transform the inflight experience,” Hogan declared.
“Never before has the airline had such a compelling proposition nor been as strong a competitor in the Singapore travel market.”
He continued: “With evening departures in both directions, we offer our guests in the UAE and Singapore more convenient travel times and improved connectivity to 35 destinations in the GCC, Middle East, Africa and Europe.
“This includes seamless connections to our flagship A380 services to London enabling guests to experience the luxurious First Apartment and The Residence, the world’s first private three-room cabin on a commercial airliner,” he concluded.
Etihad Airways’ Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner has a capacity of 235 guests – eight in First Class, 28 in Business Class and 199 in Economy Class.
Etihad Airways currently operates its B787-9 services to Washington DC, Zurich, and Brisbane. New destinations are being added by the airline as they receive delivery of more of the aircraft type.
Etihad Airways started its three weekly flights to Singapore in 2007. The flight frequency was increased to daily in 2013. The Gulf carrier introduced its award-winning First Class to the route in 2015 with the introduction of a three-class Airbus A330-300 aircraft.