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Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Etihad Airways change aircraft on two key US markets
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, continues
to optimize its United States network with equipment changes on two
key markets in 2016.
Etihad 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.
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.
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.
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
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 U.S. Preclearance at Abu
Dhabi Airport meaning they clear U.S. immigration and customs before
boarding their flight and arriving in America as domestic
Etihad Airways currently operates daily to New
York JFK, a daily service to Chicago, daily to Washington D.C., daily
to Los Angeles LAX, daily to San Francisco, and three flights a week
to Dallas-Fort Worth.
Airways began operations in 2003, and in 2014 carried 14.8 million
passengers. 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.