On Thursday, Etihad Airways announced an agreement with manufacturers Airbus and Boeing to reduce the current orders placed both manufacturers, according to a Reuters report.

Etihad is committed to 21 Airbus A321neos, five Airbus A350-1000s and six Boeing 777-9 in the coming years. Originally, Etihad placed orders for 26 Airbus A321neos, 40 Airbus A350-900s, 22 Airbus A350-1000s, 8 Boeing 777-8s, and 17 Boeing 777-9s.

Etihad Airways already have 29 Boeing 787 Dreamliners in the fleet.

The airline also has an order for 71 Boeing 787 Dreamliners. Etihad Airways has already received 29 Dreamliners (24 Boeing 787-9 and 5 Boeing 787-10 aircraft), according to Airfleets.net. The airline didn’t say anything about the future of this order and how many Dreamliners they will take.

Etihad’s current fleet consists of 22 Airbus A320s, 10 Airbus A321s, 16 Airbus A330s, 10 Airbus A380s, 25 Boeing 777s, and 29 Boeing 787. The Abu Dhabi-based airline, whose slogan is ‘From Abu Dhabi To The World,’ flies to destinations all over the world.

In recent years, Etihad Airways has had to deal with losses. Last year, Tony Douglas, Etihad’s Boss, said that the airline will focus on flying passengers to and from Abu Dhabi instead of competing to be a major intercontinental airline.

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