- Chidozie Uzoezie
Etihad Airways to Deploy Boeing 787 to Lagos and Johannesburg
Etihad Airways will introduce the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on its scheduled services from Abu Dhabi to Johannesburg, effective 1 August, and to Lagos, effective 2 August.
The two-class Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner will replace the Airbus A330s currently operating the routes.
Etihad Airways Boeing 787-9 is configured with 299 seats including 28 Business Studios and 271 Economy Smart Seats.
Upholstered in fine Poltrona Frau leather, the Business Studios offer direct aisle access, in-seat massage and pneumatic cushion control system, a fully-flat bed, more personal space, 18-inch personal TV with noise-cancelling headsets.
The Economy seats provide enhanced comfort with a unique ‘fixed wing’ headrest, adjustable lumbar support, a seat width of approximately 19 inches and an 11.1” personal TV monitor.
Both Business and Economy class passengers can also enjoy mobile connectivity, onboard Wi-Fi and seven satellite channels of live TV.
Etihad Airways Boeing 787 fleet has the latest inflight entertainment system featuring over 750 hours of movies and programmes, hundreds of music choices and a selection of games.