Etihad delays entry of five A350-1000s into service

Published: 29 September 2019 - 10:38 a.m.

Etihad Airways will delay the entry into service of five new Airbus A350-1000 aircraft.

A spokesperson for the airline told Reuters that it will ‘re-time’ the process as part of its business strategy.

Etihad is realigning its strategy after an attempted rapid expansion project geared towards competing with rivals.


Its spokesperson told Reuters: “Etihad Airways will re-time the entry into service of five new Airbus A350-1000 aircraft as part of its ongoing business transformation plan.”

He did not confirm when the A350-1000 would be entering service but told the news agency that the aircraft is an important part of its strategic plan.

“A decision on introduction date will be made as part of the airline’s broader strategy planning,” he added.

The carrier has committed to five A350-1000s from a total order for 20 of the aircraft.

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