19 DECEMBER 2011

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Article from BTNews 19 DECEMBER 2011

Etihad order takes its 787 commitment up to 41

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways has announced an order for 10 more Boeing 787 Dreamliners taking its commitment up to 41, becoming the largest operator worldwide of the all new aircraft.  Two 777 Freighters have been added at the same time.

“Our decision to expand our Dreamliner fleet is testimony to Etihad’s commitment to operating one of the youngest and most fuel efficient fleets in the skies,” Etihad Airways Chief Executive Officer, James Hogan, said. “It also reflects our confidence in the 787’s ability to have a significant impact on our operating efficiencies and the passenger experience we can offer onboard this revolutionary aircraft.  Both the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and the 777 Freighter offer highly attractive operating economics and will facilitate our global expansion plans by allowing us to transport passengers and cargo into new global markets from our hub in Abu Dhabi.”

Founded in 2003, Etihad Airways is one of the fastest growing airlines in the world and currently operates scheduled flights to 84 passenger and cargo destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and North America. www.etihadairways.com

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