The airplanes will be delivered in 2005, with the first delivery scheduled for October followed by two each in November and December. They are the first Boeing airplanes Etihad has ordered.
"We do our utmost to meet the needs of our discerning passengers and we're pleased to be adding the 777-300ER to our fleet," said Etihad Chairman H.E. Dr. Ahmed Bin Saif Al-Nahyan. "Our objective is to build upon our status as one of the world's top-quality airlines. We believe our reputation will be enhanced even further by making the most of the 777's wide, roomy cabin to create a distinctive experience for our guests."
In operation for just over a year, Etihad Airways is becoming known for its rapid growth and firm determination to build a national carrier operating out of Abu Dhabi that rivals the world's best international carriers. It has earned respect for its level of service and dedication to go beyond passenger expectations.