May 30, 2016

Etihad Airways inaugural B787-9 Dreamliner A6-BLF operates today's EY486/487 services from / to Abu Dhabi

Etihad Airways 1st B787-9 Dreamliner to Perth
Monday 30th May 2016

Photos: Mark Lynam
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Photo: Jim Woodrow
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Photo: Haydn Jones
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Etihad Airways first B787-9 Dreamliner service from Abu Dhabi to Perth touched down this afternoon, arriving as flight 'EY486' landing RWY06 at 13.47hrs after a flight time of 10hrs.04mins to ITB gate150.

Departed at 17.16hrs returning to the Middle East as flight EY487, the reason for today's Dreamliner flight was explained as being as a result of a shortage of A332 due engine change at Abu Dhabi.

Today's inaugural B787-9 service was operated by the airline's sixth Dreamliner aircraft A6-BLF c/n 39651. Hexcode: 896464

Note: The airline's last A330-243 service to Perth operating on 31st May 2016, was operated by A6-EYT c/n 1486

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