Eti­had Air­ways in­tro­duces Boe­ing 787 Dream­liner to Johannesburg

Kuwait Times - - BUSINESS -

Eti­had Air­ways flight EY604 took off from Abu Dhabi at 10.15am and ar­rived on sched­ule at 4.45pm lo­cal time. The re­turn flight EY603 de­parted Johannesburg at 7.50pm last night, touch­ing down Abu Dhabi on sched­ule at 6.10am this morn­ing, 2 Novem­ber. Oper­at­ing daily on the route, the two-class B787-9 Dream­liner fea­tures Eti­had Air­ways’ next-gen­er­a­tion Busi­ness and Econ­omy Class cab­ins. Peter Baum­gart­ner, Eti­had Air­ways Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer, said the de­ci­sion to up­grade to the Dream­liner air­craft on the Johannesburg route was to meet the needs of grow­ing num­bers of busi­ness and leisure pas­sen­gers trav­el­ling to and from South Africa.

“To­day’s mod­ern trav­eler is con­stantly search­ing for com­fort, in­no­va­tion and con­ve­nience, and we aim to pro­vide the high­est stan­dard of hos­pi­tal­ity and tech­no­log­i­cal ad­vance­ments to make any jour­ney a mem­o­rable one.” John Friel, Eti­had Air­ways Gen­eral Man­ager South Africa, added: “The in­tro­duc­tion of the Boe­ing 787 is a wel­come de­vel­op­ment that will fur­ther en­hance our guests’ ex­pe­ri­ence on this route. “Our lux­u­ri­ous Dream­lin­ers of­fer a bestin-class ex­pe­ri­ence, and at­ten­tion to ev­ery last de­tail.” All Eti­had Air­ways’ B787-9 Dream­liner air­craft fea­ture the air­line’s highly ac­claimed next-gen­er­a­tion in­te­ri­ors with 28 Busi­ness Stu­dios and 271 Econ­omy Smart Seats.

The Busi­ness Stu­dios all of­fer di­rect aisle ac­cess, a fully flat bed of up to 80.5 inches long, and an in­crease of 20 per cent in per­sonal space. Up­hol­stered in the finest Poltrona Frau leather, the Busi­ness Stu­dio is equipped with an in-seat mas­sage and pneu­matic cush­ion con­trol sys­tem which en­ables guests to ad­just the firm­ness and com­fort of their seat. Each Busi­ness Stu­dio has an 18-inch per­sonal touch­screen TV with noise-can­celling head­sets. The 271 Econ­omy Smart Seats pro­vide en­hanced com­fort with a unique ‘fixed wing’ head­rest on each seat, ad­justable lum­bar sup­port, a seat width of ap­prox­i­mately 19 inches, and an 11.1” per­sonal TV mon­i­tor.

In ad­di­tion to full mo­bile and Wi-Fi ser­vice with USB and power points at ev­ery seat, the Dream­liner fleet fea­tures the lat­est in en­ter­tain­ment in­no­va­tion, pro­vid­ing more than 750 hours of on-de­mand en­ter­tain­ment, in­clud­ing seven live TV chan­nels, im­proved gam­ing and high def­i­ni­tion screens across all cab­ins. The air­line’s renowned hos­pi­tal­ity in­cludes in­no­va­tive ser­vices such as Fly­ing Nan­nies trained by the world-fa­mous Nor­land Col­lege in the UK, who pro­vide as­sis­tance to fam­i­lies on board.

Eti­had Air­ways’ Boe­ing 787-9 Dream­liner ar­rives at OR Tambo In­ter­na­tional Air­port, Johannesburg.

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