Starting November 15, Etihad will add four weekly flights on the Abu Dhabi – New York route, providing a total of 11 weekly nonstop services to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK).
The new flights will be operated by Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, while existing daily services will continue on Etihad’s new Airbus A350 aircraft.
The frequency increase will provide travellers with more choice and flexibility between Abu Dhabi and New York and is perfectly timed to take-off ahead of the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix taking place on Yas Island between November 17 and 20.
"Our New York service continues to perform strongly, and having already experienced record passenger demand this summer, Etihad is excited to be investing further in this market by building on frequency levels ahead of the peak winter travel period," said Alex Featherstone, Vice President Network Planning & Alliances.
This will put Etihad's winter operations Etihad between Abu Dhabi and the US at 25 weekly flights, and over 50 per cent more premium seats than in the previous season.
Meanwhile, Etihad passengers flying to the US will be able to take advantage of Etihad’s US pre-clearance facility, allowing them to process all immigration, customs and agriculture inspections in the UAE capital before boarding their flight.