Etihad Airways Enhances US Operations With Equipment Changes In 2016

Jan 06, 2016, 11:27 ET from Etihad Airways

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, continues to optimise its United States network with equipment changes on two key markets in 2016.

Currently the UAE's national carrier operates leased Jet Airways Boeing 777-300ER aircraft for its daily flight to and from San Francisco. These aircraft will be replaced with Etihad Airways Boeing 777-200LRs from April 25, 2016.

The daily EY101 flight from Abu Dhabi to New York's JFK airport and the return EY100 service will also see leased Jet Airways Boeing 777-300ER aircraft replaced by Etihad Airways Boeing 777-300ERs from June 1, 2016.

The second daily Etihad Airways service to and from New York JFK, EY103 and EY102, will continue to be operated with the airline's flagship A380 aircraft in 2016.

Kevin Knight, Etihad Airways' Chief Strategy and Planning Officer, said, "With the growth of the Etihad fleet, we will be pleased to soon fly these important US services in our own colours, continuing to provide the very finest service in the sky to our guests."

The Etihad Airways Boeing 777-200LR to be deployed on the San Francisco route will be configured to carry 239 guests in three cabins, with eight First Class seats, 40 Business Class seats and 191 Economy Class seats.

The Boeing 777-300ER to be deployed by Etihad Airways on the New York route will be configured to carry 328 guests also in three cabins, with eight First Class seats, 40 Business Class seats, and 280 Economy Class seats.

All Etihad Airways guests flying to the United States pass through US Preclearance at Abu Dhabi Airport meaning they clear US immigration and customs before boarding their flight and arriving in America as domestic passengers.

Etihad Airways offers a new premium lounge for First and Business Class guests to enjoy once they have passed through US Preclearance in Abu Dhabi.

Etihad Airways currently operates double daily to New York JFK, a daily service to Chicago, daily to Washington DC, daily to Los Angeles LAX, daily to San Francisco, and three flights a week to Dallas-Fort Worth. The airline opened a new flagship premium lounge in New York last year.

Etihad Airways flight schedule between Abu Dhabi and San Francisco from April 25, 2016:

Flight No.

Origin

Departs

Destination

Arrives

Freq.

Aircraft

EY183

Abu Dhabi (AUH)

02.25

San Francisco (SFO)

07.25

Daily

B777

EY182

San Francisco (SFO)

09.40

Abu Dhabi (AUH)

12.35

Daily

B777

Etihad Airways flight schedule between Abu Dhabi and New York JFK from June 1, 2016:

Flight No.

Origin

Departs

Destination

Arrives

Freq.

Aircraft

EY103

Abu Dhabi (AUH)

03.20

New York (JFK)

09.35

Daily

A380

EY102

New York (JFK)

15.00

Abu Dhabi (AUH)

12.05

Daily

A380

EY101

Abu Dhabi (AUH)

09.30

New York (JFK)

15.45

Daily

B777

EY100

New York (JFK)

22.30

Abu Dhabi (AUH)

19.35

Daily

B777

About Etihad Airways
Etihad Airways began operations in 2003, and in 2014 carried 14.8 million passengers. From its Abu Dhabi base, Etihad Airways flies to or has announced plans to serve 116 passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas. The airline has a fleet of 120 Airbus and Boeing aircraft, and approximately 200 aircraft on firm order, including 66 Boeing 787s, 25 Boeing 777Xs, 62 Airbus A350s and five Airbus A380s.

Etihad Airways holds equity investments in airberlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Alitalia, Jet Airways, Virgin Australia, and Swiss-based Darwin Airline, trading as Etihad Regional. Etihad Airways, along with airberlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Alitalia, Etihad Regional, Jet Airways and NIKI, also participate in Etihad Airways Partners, a new brand that brings together like-minded airlines to offer customers more choice through improved networks and schedules and enhanced frequent flyer benefits.  For more information, please visit: www.etihad.com

 

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