Dream­liner gives tourism a boost

The Star Early Edition - - BUSINESS REPORT -

THE UAE’s Eti­had Air­ways has launched its de­but Boe­ing 787-9 “Dream­liner” flight to China, which landed yes­ter­day in Bei­jing from Abu Dhabi. Eti­had Air­ways’ chief ex­ec­u­tive Peter Baum­gart­ner said: “Since the launch of our flights be­tween Bei­jing and Abu Dhabi nine years ago, we have seen tremen­dous growth in China’s over­seas tourism mar­ket and re­ceived strong de­mand for our busi­ness and leisure trav­ellers. Our de­ci­sion to up­grade our ser­vices to the Boe­ing 787 Dream­liner re­flects the im­por­tance of Bei­jing and the Chi­nese mar­ket at Eti­had and re­flects the sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment of eco­nomic re­la­tions be­tween the two coun­tries,” he added.

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