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Etihad deploys Boeing 787 on Beirut route


Etihad Airways has deployed the Boeing 787-9 on its scheduled daily service from Abu Dhabi to Beirut.

Mohammad Al Bulooki, Etihad Airways executive vice president commercial, said: “The new two-class 787-9 provides an increase of 125 seats per flight, with 4,186 weekly seats now offered in both directions. This reflects the strong demand to Lebanon from Abu Dhabi and the UAE, where a large Lebanese expatriate community resides.”

The new 787 Dreamliner service replaces the Airbus A321 aircraft previously operating the airline’s EY535/EY538 flights to and from Beirut. The Boeing 787-9 offers 299 seats with 28 business studios and 271 economy smart seats.