Etihad Airways makes further orders for Boeing aircraft

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, today announced an order for 10 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and two Boeing 777 Freighters.

Valued at a combined $2.8bn (£1.8bn) at current list prices, this order will make Etihad the world’s largest airline customer of the 787-9, with a total of 41 787s on order.

The order also increases Etihad’s current Boeing 777 backlog to 12 aircraft, which includes 10 previously ordered 777-300ERs (extended range).

The Abu Dhabi-based airline’s fleet currently includes eight Boeing 777-300ERs and one 777 Freighter.