Etihad Airways commences Chinese New Year festivities

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Etihad Airways, in partnership with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), is celebrating Chinese New Year with a special flight from Abu Dhabi to Shanghai, operated by the airline’s unique ‘Choose China’ themed aircraft livery.

The stunning ‘Choose China’ livery appears on one of the airline’s Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners and is part of a series of destination themed liveries the airline is boasting in collaboration with ADNOC.

Passengers travelling on EY862 on January 24 will also be treated to a Chinese themed menu designed by the airline’s in-house culinary team, which will also be available on selected flights over the Chinese New Year festive period. Passengers in the airline’s premium cabins will be served Chinese crackers, assorted dim sum, longevity noodles, cold Nian Gao and warm steamed sponge cake, finished off with a mandarin fruit platter.

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The economy cabin menu also features a selection of traditional Chinese favourites, including longevity noodles and a mandarin themed dessert, while passengers visiting Etihad Airways’ premium lounges at Abu Dhabi International Airport will also be treated to a festive selection.

In celebration of the new year, the Chinese themed menu will also be available on selected flights from Abu Dhabi to Bangkok, Beijing, Chengdu, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Manila, Seoul, Shanghai and Singapore from January 25-31.