Etihad to fly bigger jets to Kuala Lumpur
Etihad Airways is to introduce bigger aircraft on its new service between Kuala Lumpur and Abu Dhabi due to strong passenger demand.
A Boeing 777-300ER aircraft will provide 378 seats in a two-class configuration, with 28 seats in business class and 350 in economy class – 113 more seats (per flight) than the Airbus A340-300 aircraft that operates the route at present. The cargo capacity will also increase to a maximum of 20 tonnes.
Lindsay White, Etihad Airways’ country manager in Malaysia, said: “Since the launch of flights just over two months ago, we have seen astonishing demand for our services to Abu Dhabi and beyond. The permanent introduction of this larger aircraft this month reaffirms Etihad’s commitment to develop its operation from Malaysia, as well as continuing to offer Malaysia-based customers easy access to key international trading hubs in the Middle East and Europe via Abu Dhabi.”
Etihad currently flies six times a week (every day except Saturday) from the Malaysian capital to Abu Dhabi.