Etihad Airways' Dreamliner Commences Services Into Beijing

An Etihad Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner touched down in Beijing today after its inaugural flight from Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Flight EY888 departed Abu Dhabi at 09:30pm local time yesterday and arrived in Beijing at 08:50am today.

The decision to upgrade our operations to the Dreamliner reflects the importance of Beijing and the Chinese market to the airline, and the sustained development of economic relations between the two countries. Beijing is the nation's economic, political, cultural and international exchange center, which underlines its importance within Etihad Airways' global network.

H.E. Mr. Ni Jian, Chinese Ambassador to the UAE, complimented Etihad Airways' contributions in the effort of enhancing the capacity of air connectivity between China and the UAE. He said, "For many years, the UAE has been the second largest trading partner and the largest export market of China in the West Asia and North Africa Region. The UAE is a founding member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and committed to its central mission of bringing the Belt and Road vision to life. As a key aviation hub in the Gulf region, the UAE and Abu Dhabi will continue to play a positive role in the development of the 'Belt and Road' framework, using the strong global network of Etihad Airways."

Courtesy: Albawaba Businss
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