Aiming to serve more passengers on its daily Abu Dhabi International Airport and Beirut–Rafic Hariri International Airport schedule, Etihad Airways launched its inaugural Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner flight, providing more seats between the destinations.

Commenting on the occasion, Mohammad Al Bulooki, executive vice president, commercial, Etihad Airways revealed, “Beirut was the first international destination served by Etihad Airways in 2003 and it is fitting that we introduce the state-of-the-art 787 Dreamliner to this key market [...]. The new two-class 787-9 provides an increase of 125 seats per flight, with 4,186 weekly seats now offered in both directions. This reflects the strong demand to Lebanon from Abu Dhabi and the entire UAE, where a large Lebanese expatriate community resides.”