Etihad Airways Expands Fleet With Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and 777 Freighters


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Etihad Airways has placed an order for 10 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and two Boeing 777 Freighters, making it the world’s largest airline customer of the 787-9. The airline now has a total of 41 787s on order, with 12 airplanes in its backlog of Boeing 777s. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is one of the fastest-selling twin-aisle airplanes and has more than 800 orders from 58 customers worldwide; while the 777 is one of the world’s longest-range, twin-engine freighters with the lowest trip cost of any large freighter airplane.

Etihad Airways was founded in 2003 and operates flights to 84 passenger and cargo destinations in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and North America.

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