Etihad Airwaysâ€™ flights to and from Switzerland will become an all-Boeing 787 Dreamliner operation with the aircraft being deployed on the Abu Dhabi â€“ Geneva from March 25, 2018.
The airline said the Dreamliner flights to Geneva would complement the airlineâ€™s existing 787 Dreamliner scheduled services connecting Abu Dhabi and Zurich, becoming the fifth European city to be served by the carrierâ€™s rapidly growing fleet of next generation aircraft.
Etihad Airways currently operates daily flights between the UAEâ€™s capital city of Abu Dhabi and both Geneva and Zurich.
Etihad said the introduction of the Boeing B787 Dreamliner would also see a scheduling change that would continue to provide attractive timings for customers travelling to and from Geneva.
â€œEtihad Airways will be the only airline operating out of the UAE to offer an early morning arrival into Geneva, and the revised timings will also improve connectivity to a wider network of destinations across Asia and the Indian Subcontinent. Etihad Airways has a fleet of 18 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners operating from Abu Dhabi to 17 destinations worldwide â€“ Amman, Amsterdam, Beijing, Beirut, Brisbane, DÃ¼sseldorf, Madrid, Melbourne, Nagoya, Perth, Riyadh, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, Washington and Zurich,â€ the airline said.
Etihad Airways Chief Executive Officer, Peter Baumgartner said, â€œWith another of Etihad Airwaysâ€™ popular European destinations joining our B787 Dreamliner network, we are giving more guests the opportunity to experience our next generation aircraft.
â€œThe Geneva services cater to business and leisure travellers in Abu Dhabi, Switzerlandâ€™s second largest city, and offer connections over our hub to and from many destinations across our global network. The Dreamliner is fast becoming our flagship long-haul aircraft and as more join the fleet, we will continue to look at upgrading existing routes offering ground-breaking cabin interiors that have set a benchmark for high service levels in the region and across the world.â€