Etihad Airways to introduce the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on the Cairo route

Etihad Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner A6-BLH (msn 39653) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 941111.

Etihad Airways has made this announcement:

Effective October 28, 2018, Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, will introduce a 299-seat next-generation Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on its daily mid-morning EY653 / EY654 schedule from Abu Dhabi to Cairo.

Etihad Airways will operate four daily services, the most frequent number of flights operated by any UAE airline to the Egyptian capital, offering greater choice and optimised timings to benefit business and leisure customers travelling point-to-point between the two cities.

In April 2018, Etihad Airways and EgyptAir expanded their codeshare partnership from Abu Dhabi and Cairo to include several African destinations served by the Egyptian flag-carrier from its Cairo hub, including Ndjamena in Chad, Khartoum in Sudan, Entebbe in Uganda, and Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, and subject to government approvals, Abuja and Kano in Nigeria, and Asmara in Eritrea

EgyptAir places its ‘MS’ code on Etihad Airways flights from Abu Dhabi to Seoul, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, and subject to government approvals, on flights to China.

Etihad Airways’ two-class Boeing 787-9 features 28 Business Studios offering direct aisle access, a fully-flat bed of up to 80.5 inches in length, and an increase of 20 per cent in personal space.

Flight schedule: Abu Dhabi – Cairo, effective October 28, 2018 (all times local):

Flight No. Origin Departs Destination Arrives Freq Aircraft
EY651 Abu Dhabi 03:10 Cairo 05:20 Daily Airbus A321
EY650 Cairo 06:25 Abu Dhabi 11:45 Daily Airbus A321
EY653 Abu Dhabi 09:35 Cairo 11:45 Daily Boeing 787-9
EY654 Cairo 13:35 Abu Dhabi 18:50 Daily Boeing 787-9
EY655 Abu Dhabi 14:35 Cairo 16:45 Daily Airbus A320
EY656 Cairo 17:50 Abu Dhabi 23:15 Daily Airbus A320
EY657 Abu Dhabi 21:45 Cairo 23:50 Daily Airbus A320
EY658 Cairo 00:50 Abu Dhabi 06:15 Daily Airbus A320

Copyright Photo: Etihad Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner A6-BLH (msn 39653) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 941111.

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