Dubai: Etihad Airways on Tuesday announced plans to boost its European Dreamliner network with the deployment of Boeing 787-9 aircraft to Amsterdam and Madrid.

The 299-seat Dreamliners will be introduced on services to Amsterdam from September 1, and to Madrid from October 1. The 787-9 will also operate seasonally to Athens during the summer months.

With a phased delivery of nine Boeing 787-9s this year, the airline is gradually introducing the aircraft on a number of international routes from its Abu Dhabi hub.