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Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways has confirmed that it has recently restructured its orders with both Airbus and Boeing.

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Etihad flies three versions of the Boeing 777-300ER. The older versions fly in a 2 class configuration and the newer aircraft fly in a three class configuration. This version of the aircraft is configured in three classes with 8 seats in First, 40 seats in Business Class, and 282 seats in Economy Class. Etihad Airways Boeing 777-300ER Registration 'A6-ETA' Painted on SkySpirit2012 Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. The textures are saved in 32 bit format for quality graphics. Etihad flies three versions of the Boeing 777-300ER. The older versions fly in a 2 class configuration and the newer aircraft fly in a three class configuration. Etihad Airways uses the following naming convention: Pearl Business for Business Class and Coral Economy for Economy Class. Photo of Etihad Airways Boeing 777 300ER (A6-ETH) taken in Paris - Charles de Gaulle, France on 2020-11-00 by Matthieu Douhaire of AirTeamImages.com.

Etihad is the second largest carrier in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), behind Dubai-based Emirates. On 11th January, Etihad pulled ten A321neo aircraft from its order of 36. Gold slot. Then on 14th February, the airline cancelled its order for all 40 Airbus A350-900 and a further two A350-1000, leaving only 20 A350-1000 and 26 A321neo still on order.

It wasn’t just Airbus orders that took a hit, with ten orders for the Boeing 777-9 being cancelled, taking the airline’s total down to just six aircraft. The Boeing 777-9 is still in development, the first prototype is currently under construction and is due to fly for the first time in the coming months. German flag-carrier Lufthansa is set to be the launch customer for the worlds largest twin engine jet, with the first scheduled for delivery in 2020.

Etihad is flying a rather untypical mixture of Airbus and Boeing aircraft types, many of which have similar capacities. It currently operates Airbus A330-200 and -300, along with similarly configured Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Its fleet of larger widebody aircraft consists of 19 Boeing 777-300ER and 5 787-10, as well as 10 Airbus A380. In terms of single-aisle aircraft, Etihad operates a number of Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft.

The airline will retire its three remaining Airbus A330-300 aircraft in March this year, the first one of which was delivered in 2009. In November 2018, Etihad became the second airline in the world to operate the Boeing 787-10.

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Financial issues

The carrier has been under financial strain for some time. In 2011 Etihad purchased a 29.21% stake in the now defunct Air Berlin, and in 2014 it acquired a 49% share of Alitalia, which entered an insolvency process in 2017. Etihad subsequently announced losses of US $1.5 billion the same year.

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Etihad Airways operates three versions of 777-300ER airplanes.

First cabin version of the Boeing 777-300ER (77W) Three Class

First version of Boeing 777-300 is the most common in Etihad Airways fleet. This airplane offers 330 seats of three classes: first, business and economy.

First class may accommodate just 8 passengers. There are 8 closed suites here that have 180 degrees recline. The only disadvantage of the seats of the 1st row is location of the galleys and lavatory in front.

Business class contains 40 flat bed seats. Behind the first class seats first two rows of business class seats are located. Proximity of the galley will cause discomfort to passengers of the seats 6D and 6G.

The other 8 rows of business class seats are located behind the exit row. These seats have 1-2-1 configuration. During overnight flights the light from the galleys located in front will disturb passengers of the seats of the 7th row.

Missing windows make the seats 12C and 12H bad seats.

Economy class consists of 282 standard seats that are located in three sections.

First sections has 3 rows of seats. The seats of the 15th row are considered good seats as they have extra space for passengers legs. But the width of these seats is reduced a little as the tray tables are in the armrests making them immovable. The seats 15DEFG offer bassinet locations.

Location of the lavatories behind is the disadvantage of the seats 16DEFG, 17 ABC and 17HJK. Also the seats 16DEFG may be less reclining than standard.

Behind the exit row the second section of economy class seats is located. This section contains 14 rows of seats: 13 of them have 3-4-3 configuration and 1 row with 4 seats. Passengers of the seats of the 18th row will feel comfortable thanks to extra legroom. Among disadvantages of these seats: reduced width and close location of the lavatories. For passengers with babies the seats 18DEFG have bassinet locations.

The noise from the galleys located behind will cause inconvenience to passengers of the seats 30ABC, 30D, 30G, 30HJK and of the seats 31DEFG.

The third section of economy class seats is located behind another exit row. Thanks to the position of the bulkhead the seats 32ABC and 32HJK have extra legroom. However, these seats are narrower than standard. Another disadvantage of the seat 32K is lack of window. The noise and the light from the galley located nearby will cause discomfort to passengers of the seats 32C, 32H and 33C, 33H.

Due to position of the bulkhead the seats 34DEFG offer extra legroom. As the tray tables are built-in the armrests the width of these seats is reduced a little. Passengers traveling with infants are often seated here as these seats have bassinet locations.

As there are no seats behind the seats 40C and 40H are often bumped by other passengers and crew members passing by.

Passengers tend to congregate in the area of the seats 44D, 44G and of the seats of the 45th row in order to visit lavatories and thus causing discomfort to passengers of these seats. Limited recline makes the seats 45DEFG bad seats.

Second cabin version of the Boeing 777-300ER (77W) Two Class V1

This version of Boeing 777-300 may accommodate 412 passengers in two classes: business and economy.

First 7 rows represent seats of business class. there are totally 28 flat bed seats here per 4 in each row. All seats of business class have 180 degree recline. Location of the galleys and lavatory in front is the only disadvantage of the seats of the 5th row. Galleys located behind the seats 11EF may also represent problem to passengers of these seats.

Economy class seats are located behind the exit row. There are 384 standard seats here. These seats are divided by exit rows into three sections. Most of the economy class seats have 3-4-3 configuration.

First section consists of 13 rows of seats. First row consists of 4 seats and the other 12 have 3-4-3 configuration. Because of the bulkhead position the seats 15DEFG, 16 ABC and 16HJK have less space for passengers’ legs. As the tray tables are built-in the armrests the width of these seats is reduced a little. Close location of the lavatories is another disadvantage of these seats as well as lack of floor storage during take-off and landing. For passengers with babies the seats 15DEFG offer bassinet locations.

Missing windows make the seats 25A and 25K bad seats.

Other passengers tend to gather in the area of the seats 26CD, 26GH and of the seats of the 27th row while waiting to visit lavatories and thus causing discomfort to passengers of these seats. In addition the seats of the 27th row are less reclining than standard.

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Second section of economy class seats has 14 rows of seats: 1 row with 4 seats, 2 rows with 6 seats and 11 rows with 10 seats in each.

Passengers of the seats 28DEFG, 29ABC and 29HJK will take advantage of extra legroom. Among disadvantages of these seats: reduced width, close location of the lavatories and lack of floor storage during take-off and landing. The seats 29A and 29K have no windows that is why these seats are considered bad seats.

The noise from the lavatories located behind will cause discomfort to passengers of the seats 40CD and 40GH and 41ABC and 41HJK. Limited recline is another disadvantage of the seats of the 41st row.

The third section of economy class contains 130 seats that are located in 14 rows.

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The main disadvantages of the seats of the 42nd roware: proximity of the galleys, lack of floor storage during take-off and landing and reduced width as the tray tables are in the armrests making them immovable. For passengers travelling with infants the seats 42DEFGhave bassinet locations. Because of the bulkhead position these seats have less legroom space. The seats 42ABC and 42HJK on the contrary offer extra legroom.

As there are no seats behind the seats 50C and 50H are often bumped by other passengers and crew members passing by.

The noise from the lavatories and galleys will cause discomfort to passengers of the seats 54BD, 54GJ and of the seats of the last 55th row. Passengers of the seats of the last 55th row will be among the last to deplane upon arrival. The bulkhead located behind makes these seats less reclining than standard. These seats are considered bad seats.

Third cabin version of the Boeing 777-300ER (77W) Two Class V2

The third version of Boeing 777-300 may transport 380 passengers in two classes.

Business class offers 40 flat bed seats that are located in 10 rows. These seats are divided into two sections. First section contains 4 rows of seats that have 1-2-1 configuration. All these seats are standard, only close location to the lavatories and galleys may cause discomfort to passengers of the seats 5C, 5H and of the seats of the 11th row.

Behind the exit row the second section of business class seats is located. Location of the lavatories and galleys in front is the main disadvantage of the seats of the 12th row.

Behind the seats of business class 340 seats of economy class are located. These seats are located in three sections. First section of economy class seats includes 8 rows of seats that have 3-4-3 configuration. The seats of the 20th row are considered good seats as they offer extra legroom to passengers. Close location of the lavatories will cause inconvenience to passengers of the seats 27BC, 27 DEFG and 27HJ.

Second section of economy class seats may accommodate 130 passengers. Because of the bulkhead position the seats 28DEFG have less space for passengers’ legs. Location of the lavatories in front is another disadvantage of these seats.

Passengers of the seats 29ABC and 29HJK will take advantage of extra legroom. Proximity of the lavatories will cause some discomfort to passengers of the seats 29CD and 29GH.

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The noise from the galleys located behind is the main disadvantage of the seats 40C, 40DEFG, 40H, 41A and 41H.

The third section of economy class seats is located behind the exit row.

Thanks to the exit row located in front the seats of the 42nd row offer extra legroom. Proximity of the galley will represent a problem.

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Due to missing seats behind the seats 50C and 50H are often bumped by service carts and other passengers passing by.

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Other passengers tend to gather in the area of the seats 54B, 54J and of the seats of the last 55th row in order to visit lavatories and thus causing discomfort to passengers of these seats. Also limited recline makes the seats of the 55th row bad seats.