[Avionics Today 01-07-2016] Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is looking to optimize its United States network with equipment changes on two key markets in 2016. Etihad will replace a leased Jet Airways Boeing 777-300ER aircraft with an Etihad Airways Boeing 777-200LR in April. It will also replace its leased Boeing 777-300ER aircraft with a Boeing 777-300ERs carrying the airline’s own livery in June.
|Etihad will change out leased aircraft to those flying its own livery in 2016. Photo: Etihad Airways
“With the growth of the Etihad fleet, we will be pleased to soon fly these important U.S. services in our own colors,” said Kevin Knight, Etihad Airways’ chief strategy and planning officer.