The first Dreamliner for Etihad Airways delivered on 31 December 2014 (Image © Boeing)

First Etihad Dreamliner delivered

On the last day of the year 2014 Etihad Airways received its first Dreamliner, a Boeing 787-9, sporting the airline’s new Facets of Abu Dhabi livery.

The national airline of the United Arab Emirates has 71 Dreamliners on order: 41 787-9s and 30 787-10s. Etihad Airways will be the first airline in Southwest Asia (Middle East) to operate the 787-9. The company intends to use the type it on its routes to Düsseldorf, Washington D.C., Mumbai, Brisbane and Moscow.

The 787-9 can carry 280 passengers 8,300 nautical miles (15,372 kilometers). The 787-10, launched in June 2013 and in development now, will fly 323 passengers up to 7,000 nautical miles (13,000 kilometers).

As of 30 November 2014, 58 customers have ordered 1,055 Dreamliners.

Source: Boeing

The first Dreamliner for Etihad Airways delivered on 31 December 2014 (Image © Boeing)
The first Dreamliner for Etihad Airways delivered on 31 December 2014 (Image © Boeing)