06 May 2014,
ETIHAD Airways CEO, James Hogan has revealed plans to upgrade the upcoming Perth – Abu Dhabi to a Boeing 787-9 service sometime between 2016 and 2017 from an Airbus A330-200.
The airline will take delivery of 12 of these extended versions of the original Boeing 787-8 “Dreamliner” variant to which the second “batch” will be placed on the Perth (and Brisbane) routes.
Etihad Airways will commence daily services to Perth from Abu Dhabi on July 15th this year making it the 19th international airline to join Perth Airport.
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