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Etihad Airways to fly Boeing 787 Dreamliner to Tokyo

Etihad Airways to fly Boeing 787 Dreamliner to Tokyo

Etihad Airways to use Dreamliner on Abu Dhabi-Tokyo Narita route

From December 1, 2016, guests flying between Abu Dhabi and Tokyo Narita will enjoy the luxury and comfort of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner when Etihad Airways upgrades its service on the route.

The state-of-the-art aircraft, configured in three classes, features the airline’s ground-breaking First Suites, Business Studios and Economy Smart Seats. It 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 reflects 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 – onboard Chefs, Food & Beverage Managers and Flying Nannies – make ours a winning proposition.”



Etihad Airways commenced service to Japan on February 1, 2010 with five weekly flights between Abu Dhabi and Nagoya, via Beijing. This increased to daily on March 30, 2014. Tokyo Narita was added to the Japan route on March 27, 2010 with five weekly non-stop flights, going daily on March 31, 2013.

Schedule between Abu Dhabi and Tokyo Narita, effective December 1, 2016.

Flight No. Origin Departs Destination Arrives Frequency Aircraft

EY878 Abu Dhabi 22:10 Tokyo Narita 13:05 Daily B787-9

EY871 Tokyo Narita 21:25 Abu Dhabi 04:45 Daily B787-9

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