Etihad Airways has begun operations with its recently delivered Boeing 787-9. Its initial service, from Abu Dhabi to Dusseldorf, took place Monday. The Abu Dhabi-based carrier is the first airline in the Middle East to operate the 787-9. Etihad president and CEO James Hogan said, “The Boeing 787 will provide us with a clear reduction in operating costs and carbon emissions, at maximum reliability and efficiency.” Etihad has chosen to outfit its initial aircraft in a three-class ...

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