A state-of-the-art Etihad Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner has officially touched down in Lagos after its inaugural flight from Abu Dhabi.
The two-class B787-9 Dreamliner features Etihad Airways’ next-generation technologically inclined Business and Economy cabins configured with 299 seats – 28 Business Studios and 271 Economy Smart Seats. The airline’s renowned hospitality includes innovative services such as Flying Nannies who provide assistance to families on board. Food and Beverage Managers handpicked from the world’s finest hotels and restaurants guide guests in Business through the extensive a la carte and ‘dine anytime’ options, and provide recommendations on the best food and wine pairing.
The Business Studios all offer direct aisle access, a fully flat bed of up to 80.5 inches long, and an increase of 20 percent in personal space. Upholstered in the finest Poltrona Frau leather, equipped with an in-seat massage and pneumatic cushion control system which enables guests to adjust the firmness and comfort of their seat. Each Business Studio has an 18-inch personal touch-screen TV with noise-canceling headsets.
The 271 Economy Smart Seats provide enhanced comfort with a unique ‘fixed wing’ headrest on each seat, adjustable lumbar support, a seat width of approximately 19 inches, and an 11.1” personal TV monitor. In addition to full mobile and Wi-Fi service with USB and power points at every seat, the Dreamliner fleet features the latest in entertainment, with 750 hours of on-demand entertainment, including seven live TV channels, improved gaming and high definition screens across all cabins.
Robin Kamark, Etihad Airways Chief Commercial Officer said: “We are delighted to upgrade to the Dreamliner aircraft on the Lagos route to further enhance the guest experience and to meet the needs of the growing numbers of business and leisure passengers traveling to and from Nigeria’s largest city.
Guests on the Dreamliner also enjoy the industry’s largest windows; air that is cleaner, more humid and at a lower cabin altitude for better comfort; large overhead stowage bins, soothing LED lighting; and technology to sense and counter turbulence for a smoother ride.
Etihad Airways uniquely offers travelers from Africa the convenience of US Customs and Border Protection at Abu Dhabi International Airport. This facility, exclusive to Etihad Airways in the Gulf region, allows guests to complete immigration, customs and security clearance procedures for the USA while in transit at Abu Dhabi – avoiding lengthy queues upon arrival at US airports. Etihad Airways is offering a free two-night stopover in the Emirati capital to all travelers flying to international destinations via Abu Dhabi. The free Abu Dhabi stopover promotion is available for bookings online through etihad.com, or via a travel agent, made by 1 December, for travel until March 2020.
“Today’s modern traveler is constantly searching for comfort, innovation, and convenience, and we aim to provide the highest standard of hospitality and technological advancements to make any journey a memorable one.”