Etihad Airways now offer 11 flights to Dublin per week during the busy summer season as they add an Etihad Dreamliner to the route. 

Travel between Ireland and the United Arab Emirates has never been more luxurious as Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, add the award-winning Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft to the Irish route and increase the service frequency. 

With Abu Dhabi becoming a prime vacation destination for the Irish in recent years and the city acting as the perfect stopover destination for those traveling further east into Asia or onto Australia, Etihad Airways will now fly from Dublin up to twice daily. 

Etihad Airways economy.

Etihad Airways economy.

With a new total of 11 flights a week during the busy summer season, the airline's four additional services will be operated by the latest Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, which feature industry-leading, award-winning cabins.

The additional flights will depart Dublin in the evening, complementing the existing daily morning departure linking Dublin and Abu Dhabi. The two-class 787-9s are configured with 299 seats - 28 Business Studios and 271 Economy Smart Seats. 

The Dreamliner. Image: Etihad Airways

The Dreamliner. Image: Etihad Airways

“Ireland is an incredibly important market for Etihad and one that we are proud to have served since 2007," said Robin Kamark, Chief Commercial Officer, Etihad Aviation Group.

"Our services from Dublin connect guests to key markets in Asia, Africa, the Indian subcontinent and of course Australia, one of our largest connecting markets from Dublin. The progressive roll-out of Boeing 787s to key destinations across our network will allow us to enhance our inflight experience, enabling our guests to enjoy the most highly customized Dreamliner cabins in the world.

“These aircraft are quickly becoming the backbone of the Etihad fleet and feature upgraded entertainment systems and connectivity, and of course all our guests will experience our acclaimed service and hospitality. We look forward to our guests experiencing our latest products and choosing to visit Abu Dhabi for their next holiday.”

Business section on the Dreamliner. Image: Etihad Airways.

Business section on the Dreamliner. Image: Etihad Airways.

While Abu Dhabi itself is an incredible destination for Irish travelers, Etihad Airways is also offering a free two-night stopover in the Emirati capital to all travelers flying to international destinations via Abu Dhabi, making the route idyllic for those traveling to visit family in Australia or immigrants returning home for a visit to Ireland. 

The free Abu Dhabi stopover promotion is available for bookings online through etihad.com, or via a travel agent, made by December 1, for travel until March 31, 2019.

Guests can choose from a range of 21 hotels located across the city and experience all that Abu Dhabi has to offer, from cultural masterpieces to architectural highlights and natural landscapes to theme park attractions and sports activities.

Etihad Airways’ modern fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft features innovative, award-winning cabin designs and products, complemented by the airline’s acclaimed service and hospitality offering.

Image: Etihad Airways

Image: Etihad Airways

The Business Studios offer direct aisle access, a fully-flat bed of up to 80.5 inches in length, and an increase of 20 percent in personal space. Upholstered in fine Poltrona Frau Leather, the Business Studio is equipped with an in-seat massage and pneumatic cushion control system which enables guests to adjust the firmness and comfort of their seat. 

Each Business Studio has an 18-inch personal touch-screen TV with noise-canceling headsets. Guests can also enjoy mobile connectivity, onboard Wi-Fi and seven satellite channels of live TV.

Image: Etihad Airways

Image: Etihad Airways

Economy Smart Seats provide enhanced comfort with a unique ‘fixed wing’ headrest, adjustable lumbar support, a seat width of approximately 19 inches and an 11.1” personal TV monitor on each seat. The aircraft has been designed with enhancements including humidity controls while air pressure levels are set to ensure a smoother flight, allowing guests to arrive feeling fresher. 

The airline’s Boeing 787 fleet is equipped with the latest inflight entertainment system featuring over 750 hours of movies and programs, as well as hundreds of music choices and a selection of games for both adults and children.

Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.Etihad Airways.