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Etihad Airways Increases Flight Frequency to New York

Etihad Airways will be making travel to the United States more convenient this winter by increasing flights to New York.

From 15 November, 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 additional flights will be operated with a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, while the existing daily services will continue on the new Airbus A350 aircraft, which has been deployed on the New York route since June. Both aircraft types are two of the most efficient in the world.

The frequency increase will provide travellers with more choice and flexibility between Abu Dhabi and New York and is perfectly timed to commence ahead of the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix taking place on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi between 17 and 20 November 2022.

Travellers will also benefit from improved access between New York and Etihad’s global network of 70 destinations, particularly in the Middle East, the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia, as well as connections beyond New York, to and from 46 destinations in the Americas, with Etihad’s codeshare partner - JetBlue.

Etihad Airways passengers travelling to the US will be able to take advantage of Etihad’s US pre-clearance facility, allowing US bound passengers to process all immigration, customs and agriculture inspections in Abu Dhabi before boarding their flight, avoiding immigration and queues on arrival in the US.

With 11 flights per week to New York-JFK, and daily services to Chicago and Washington, Etihad will offer a total of 25 weekly services this winter between Abu Dhabi and the United States, and over 50% more premium seats than in the previous winter 2021 season.

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