Eti­had launches Boe­ing 787 on Seoul-In­cheon ser­vice

787 fea­tures Eti­had Air­ways’ in­dus­try-lead­ing, award-win­ning cab­ins

Kuwait Times - - BUSINESS -

Eti­had Air­ways has in­tro­duced the Boe­ing 787-9 on its sched­uled daily ser­vice from Abu Dhabi, the cap­i­tal of the United Arab Emi­rates (UAE), to Seoul. The air­craft touched down this morn­ing at the South Korean cap­i­tal’s space-age In­cheon In­ter­na­tional Air­port.

The new two-class 787 Dream­liner ser­vice re­places the Air­bus A340-600 air­craft pre­vi­ously op­er­ated on the route, and fea­tures Eti­had Air­ways’ next-gen­er­a­tion Business and Econ­omy Class cab­ins, con­fig­ured with 299 seats - 28 Business Stu­dios and 271 Econ­omy Smart Seats.

Mo­ham­mad Al-Bu­looki, Eti­had Air­ways Ex­ec­u­tive Vice Pres­i­dent Com­mer­cial, said: “Seoul has been a very suc­cess­ful and pop­u­lar route for Eti­had Air­ways since it was launched in De­cem­ber 2010 and we are fast ap­proach­ing our one mil­lionth trav­eller mile­stone on the ser­vice.

“There has been a steady in­crease in the num­ber of business and leisure trav­ellers fly­ing to South Korea from Abu Dhabi and the GCC re­gion, and vice versa. The UAE gov­ern­ment’s ini­tia­tives to de­velop the al­ready strong trade ties between our two coun­tries has al­lowed many Korean com­pa­nies to op­er­ate suc­cess­fully here, con­tribut­ing to the suc­cess of Eti­had Air­ways’ Seoul In­cheon ser­vice. Fur­ther­more, many of our cus­tomers on the route tran­sit on­wards through Abu Dhabi to ma­jor des­ti­na­tions on the Eti­had net­work across Europe, the Mid­dle East and Africa.

“The ad­di­tion of more 787 Dream­lin­ers into our fleet has al­lowed us to up­grade the Seoul ser­vice so our cus­tomers can en­joy the unique Eti­had ex­pe­ri­ence avail­able on this in­cred­i­ble air­craft, and en­sur­ing that we main­tain the com­pet­i­tive edge with the in­no­va­tive cabin and seat­ing de­signs fea­tured on­board.”

Eti­had Air­ways’ mod­ern fleet of 16 Boe­ing 787 air­craft fea­ture in­no­va­tive, award-win­ning cabin de­signs and prod­ucts, com­ple­mented by the air­line’s ac­claimed ser­vice and hos­pi­tal­ity of­fer­ing. Seoul flights in­clude Food and Bev­er­age Man­agers in Business Class and a Nor­land ap­proved Fly­ing Nanny in Econ­omy Class to pro­vide ex­tra spe­cial­ized care for fam­i­lies with young chil­dren.

The Business Stu­dios offer di­rect aisle ac­cess, a fully-flat bed of up to 80.5 inches in length, and an in­crease of 20 per­cent in per­sonal space. Up­hol­stered in fine 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 touch-screen TV with noise-can­celling head­sets. Guests can also en­joy mo­bile con­nec­tiv­ity, on­board Wi-Fi and seven satel­lite chan­nels of live TV. Econ­omy Smart Seats pro­vide en­hanced com­fort with a unique ‘fixed wing’ head­rest, ad­justable lum­bar sup­port, a seat width of ap­prox­i­mately 19 inches and an 11.1” per­sonal TV mon­i­tor on each seat. The air­craft has been de­signed with en­hance­ments in­clud­ing hu­mid­ity con­trols while air pres­sure lev­els are set to en­sure a smoother flight, al­low­ing guests to ar­rive feel­ing fresher.

The air­line’s Boe­ing 787 fleet is equipped with the lat­est in­flight en­ter­tain­ment sys­tem fea­tur­ing over 750 hours of movies and pro­grams, as well as hun­dreds of mu­sic choices and a se­lec­tion of games for both adults and chil­dren.

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