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Etihad Airways Deploys Boeing 787 to Kuala Lumpur and Brussels

Etihad Airways will introduce the Boeing 787-9 on its daily scheduled services from Abu Dhabi to Kuala Lumpur, effective 20 December this year, and to Brussels, effective 3 January 2019.

The new two-class 787 Dreamliner features Etihad Airways’ next-generation Business and Economy Class cabins, configured with 299 seats - 28 Business Studios and 271 Economy Smart Seats.

The 28 Business Studios feature direct aisle access, a fully-flat bed of up to 80.5 inches upholstered in fine Poltrona Frau Leather, in-seat massage and pneumatic cushion control system.

Each Business Studio has an 18-inch personal touch-screen TV with noise-cancelling headsets. Guests can also enjoy mobile connectivity, onboard Wi-Fi and seven satellite channels of live TV.

Each Economy Smart Seat provides enhanced comfort with a unique ‘fixed wing’ headrest, adjustable lumbar support, seat width of approximately 19 inches and an 11.1” personal TV monitor.

The Boeing 787 aircraft is designed with enhancements including humidity controls while air pressure levels are set to ensure a smoother flight, allowing guests to arrive feeling fresher.

The airline’s Boeing 787 fleet is equipped with the latest inflight entertainment system featuring over 750 hours of movies and programmes, as well as hundreds of music choices and a selection of games.

Etihad Airways’ modern fleet of 21 Boeing 787-9 aircraft feature innovative, award-winning cabin designs and products, complemented by the airline’s acclaimed service and hospitality offering.

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.

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