Etihad Airways will introduce the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on its scheduled services from Abu Dhabi to Rabat, the capital of Morocco, from October 3.
Replacing an Airbus A330-300, the introduction of the Dreamliner is a further boost to its presence in the Moroccan market, the airline said in a statement.
On May 1, the airline placed the 787 Dreamliner on its daily flights to the kingdom’s commercial hub, Casablanca.
Robin Kamark, chief commercial officer, Etihad Aviation Group, said: “Morocco is a very important destination on the Etihad network, underscoring the close cultural and commercial ties between the kingdom and the UAE.
“Our flights to Rabat and Casablanca have proved tremendously popular with UAE and Moroccan nationals, and residents. Adding the 787 Dreamliner on all our Moroccan services will now provide our customers flying to both capitals with the same award-winning cabins, innovative seating and products.”
Etihad Airways’ three-class version of the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner features 8 private First Suites, 28 Business Studios and 199 Economy Smart Seats.
To meet summer peak travel demand, Etihad Airways recently added a third weekly service to Rabat, operating every Saturday until September 29.
Etihad Airways, which has been serving Rabat since January 2016, has had a codeshare partnership in place with Royal Air Maroc since May 2007.
Source: Arabian Business