Etihad Airways, yesterday welcomed the arrival of its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, unveiling a special livery design honouring its prestigious partnership with Manchester City Football Club.
The aircraft was delivered to Etihad in Abu Dhabi on 18 October 2019, ahead of its inaugural flight to Manchester Airport yesterday.
On arrival at Manchester, the flight was met by Omar Berrada, Chief Operating Officer for Manchester City, City legend Joleon Lescott, Karen Bardsley and mascots. Guests on the flight received City branded merchandise on arrival.
The brand-new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner features Etihad’s innovative, award-winning cabin designs and products, including the unique ‘fixed wing’ headrest for maximum comfort while travelling in economy.
The Business Studios feature direct aisle access and a fully-flat bed of up to 80.5 inches in length. The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is also one of the most economic aircraft in the sky.
The new Manchester City-themed livery is the first since 2011, when Etihad Airways unveiled the “Blue Moon Rising” A330-200 in celebration of its second daily service to Manchester.
In the coming months, the specially painted City Boeing 787-9 will also be scheduled to fly in and out of destinations including Manchester, Jordan, Spain, Indonesia and China.
Etihad Airways flies to Manchester Airport 14 times a week, providing guests with direct access to the UK’s cultural hotspot.