Etihad Airways of the United Arab Emirates has plans to increase the capacity of their flights to Dublin starting on July 2. The increase in capacity will come from deploying a Boeing 777-300ER on the route, which will carry a total of 412 passengers, including 28 seats in Pearl Business Class and 384 in Coral Economy Class. This aircraft will be used on all six of the flights from Abu Dhabi to Dublin that operate each week and will increase capacity by 34% or 900 seats.
There will be four remaining flights each week that will still operate with the smaller Airbus A330-200. James Hogan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways, says that Dublin is one of their most successful routes and the increase in capacity shows the confidence they have in that route. The airline carried over 215,000 passengers between Abu Dhabi and Dublin in 2012, once again placing the route firmly in the top ten routes for the airline.
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