Etihad Airways Deploys Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to Beirut
Etihad Airways will increase capacity between Abu Dhabi and Lebanon’s capital, Beirut, by deploying a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner from 27 October, 2019.
The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner will replace the Airbus A321 aircraft currently on the daily service.
The step up from narrow-wbody to wide-body aircraft follows the immediate removal of a travel ban to Lebanon for UAE citizens, which was imposed in February 2016.
The two-class Boeing 787-9 is configured to seat a total of 299 passengers including 28 in the Business Studios and 271 in the Economy Class.
Flight EY 535 will depart Abu Dhabi at 9:50am daily, arriving in Beirut at 12:30pm, with the return flight EY 538 leaving Beirut at 2:00pm and arriving back in Abu Dhabi at 7:35pm.