Abu Dhabi - Etihad Airways took delivery of its first 787-10 Dreamliner, registered as A6-BMA. With the arrival of new Dreamliner, the Gulf carrier became the world's second Boeing 787-10 operator after launch customer Singapore Airlines.

Etihad's first Boeing 787-10 will initially enter into service on the Abu Dhabi – Jeddah route from November 12th. The aircraft will replace the 787-9 Dreamliner of the company on this route.

Etihad Airways, the second largest airline of United Arab Emirates after Emirates Airlines, has placed an order 30 Boeing 787-10 aircraft in total.

The airline is also the launch customer of the shorter variant (-8) of the Boeing’s still-under-construction new widebody jetliner 777X. Etihad Airways was the first carrier to operate the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner in the Middle East.