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ABU Dhabi-based Etihad Airways is now flying its two-class B787-9 Dreamliner to Seoul, replacing the A340-600 that previously flew the route.
For premium travellers, this unfortunately means the loss of the airline’s first class option on the daily route.
Etihad configures its Dreamliners with 28 Business Studios and 271 Economy Smart seats, compared with the eight first class and 32 business class seats that the A340 featured.
It’s not all bad news though, as the B787-9 Dreamliner’s Business Studios do offer certain perks. The fully flat leather seats all have direct aisle access, offer up to 80.5 inches (204cm) in length and feature in-seat massage and cushion-control settings. Business class on the Seoul route also features the assistance of a dedicated food and beverage manager, while mobile and wifi connectivity are also available. etihad.com