Etihad Airways this morning introduced the Boeing 777-300ER on it’s Abu Dhabi to Dublin route operating EY045/2 six times weekly, previously announced 22nd January, increasing capacity by 34% providing an additional 900 seats per week.

This morning inaugural flight was operated by A6-ETI Boeing 777-3FX(ER) c/n 39684 arrived 0658 and departed 0938.

Etihad Airways CEO & President, James Hogan said “Since launching flights to Dublin in 2007, Etihad Airways has steadily increased its capacity and flight schedule and to arrive at this moment – placing a B777 on the route – is a great achievement.”

Etihad Airways carried more than 215,000 passengers between Abu Dhabi and Dublin in 2012, with the route in the airline’s top 10 most popular.

The Boeing 777-300ER is configured to carry 412 passengers, with 28 seats in Pearl Business Class and 384 in Coral Economy Class.

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