Etihad Airways has started operating its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on the Abu Dhabi – Amman route, as part of its daily schedules between the two capitals.
The new two-class Dreamliner features the airline’s next-generation Business and Economy Class cabins, featuring 299 seats – 28 in Business Class and 271 in Economy Class, representing a 65 per cent capacity increase on the route.
Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways’ Chief Executive Officer, said:
“Since launching flights between Abu Dhabi and Amman thirteen years ago, we have experienced huge growth and have enjoyed strong demand from both business and leisure travellers.
“The decision to upgrade to the Boeing 787 reflects the importance of the Jordanian market to Etihad Airways, and the sustained development of economic relations between the two countries. The UAE enjoys historic ties with Jordan and there are broader and brighter prospects for economic relations between these two Arab states, particularly through business partnerships and tourism.”
Recent local reports show that the trade exchange between the two countries witnessed remarkable growth to just over Dhs3 billion, while the volume of UAE investments in Jordan rose to more than $15 billion.