Washington D.C. Etihad will get deliveries of Boeing 787 aircraft from 2014 onwards.
Boeing Senior Vice President, John Wojick, said in an exclusive statement to Emirates News Agency (WAM) that Boeing is committed to engaging Etihad Airways as it will deliver the agreed aircrafts in the first quarter of next year.
John Wojick has commended Etihad Airway’s decision of buying 12 Boeing Aircraft at a total value of Dh10.3 billion. The signed order includes 10 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, thus bringing the total of aircrafts purchased by Etihad to 41, to be delivered between 2014 and 2019, rendering it the largest operator of this model in the world.
The Vice President of Global Sales of Commercial Airplanes has stated that the Dreamliner model is one of the most competent aircrafts in terms of environmental-friendly performance, and has a fuel consumption of 20 per cent less than the other aircrafts similar in size. Etihad has options and rights to 25 additional “Boeing 787” aircrafts.
Wojick has stressed the importance of the new Dulles- Abu Dhabi Airport itinerary and how it enhances the strategic relations between UAE and USA. He also lauded the Etihad airways’ keenness on reinforcing its presence in Washington D.C, following the opening of its luxury waiting lounge valued at US$6.8 million last week in Dulles international Airport.
(Emirates News Agency, WAM)
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