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Etihad introduces Boeing Dreamliner to Rome

ABU DHABI, June 16, 2019

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, is now flying its newest aircraft type, the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, on daily services to Rome, it has announced.

The introduction of the new service, which will complement a second flight each evening with a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, was celebrated with a special dinner at the Rome Cavalieri Hotel.

The dinner was hosted by Italian anchorwoman Roberta Capua, and was attended by Ahmed Al Mulla, UAE Deputy Ambassador to Italy, and Martin Drew, Etihad’s vice president, Europe & the Americas. Guests were treated to traditional Arabic calligraphy on arrival and music inspired by traditional Arabic instruments.

The event also featured a special panel discussion dedicated to Destination Abu Dhabi, in which three guests from different industries shared their common affection for the UAE’s capital city. Guillermo Mariotto, fashion stylist and TV personality, Irene Saderini, sports reporter covering Superbike and Formula E events for Sky Sport, and Clelia Patella, art influencer and writer, passionately described their experiences visiting and working in the city, and during the panel discussion guests enjoyed a true taste of Abu Dhabi in the form of a selection of specially-chosen Arabic starters.

Robin Kamark, chief commercial officer, Etihad Aviation Group, said: “We are delighted to be here in Rome, celebrating a very special aircraft, serving a very important city in our network.

“The introduction of Boeing 787s across our network will enable us to further enhance our inflight experience, giving our guests the opportunity to enjoy the most highly customised Dreamliner cabins in the world."

“These aircraft feature upgraded entertainment systems and connectivity, and of course all our guests will experience our acclaimed service and hospitality. We are delighted that Rome is among the first cities to receive our new 787-10 aircraft, and look forward to celebrating the introduction of the 787-9 to Milan in September,” he said.

Etihad Airways is offering a free two-night stopover in the Emirati capital to all travellers flying to international destinations via Abu Dhabi. The free Abu Dhabi stopover promotion is available for bookings made by December 1, for travel until December 31.

Guests can choose from a range of 15 hotels located across the city and experience all that Abu Dhabi has to offer, from cultural masterpieces to architectural highlights and natural landscapes to theme park attractions and sports activities. - TradeArabia News Service




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