From 1 December 2016, Etihad Airways will upgrade its service on the Abu Dhabi – Tokyo route with B787 Dreamliner.
The B787 aircraft, configured in three classes, will replace the Airbus A340 which currently operates the non-stop service.
Kevin Knight, Etihad Aviation Group Chief Strategy and Planning Officer, said the upgrade to the B787 Dreamliner reflected the importance of the Japan route and the airline’s commitment to the market.
“The B787 Dreamliner is an exceptional aircraft from an operational and guest experience perspective.
“Its unique design and our innovative and stylish cabins offer a guest experience that’s superior in terms of luxury and comfort.
“These product attributes and the Etihad inflight service and hospitality – on board Chefs, Food & Beverage Managers and Flying Nannies – make ours a winning proposition.”
Etihad Airways’ three-class B787 Dreamliner has 235 seats with eight First Suites, 28 Business Studios and 199 Economy Smart Seats.
Etihad Airways commenced service to Japan on 1 February 2010 with five weekly flights between Abu Dhabi and Nagoya, via Beijing. This increased to daily on 30 March 2014. Tokyo Narita was added to the Japan route on 27 March 2010 with five weekly non-stop flights, going daily on 31 March 2013.