Etihad increases Abu Dhabi-New York flights

Etihad increases Abu Dhabi-New York flights

From 15 November, the Abu Dhabi-based airline will operate 11 weekly flights to New York

Etihad Airways will add four weekly flights on its Abu Dhabi-New York route from 15 November 2022, offering a total of 11 weekly direct  flights between AUH and JFK.

The frequency increase will provide travellers with more choice and flexibility between Abu Dhabi and New York 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.

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Etihad Airways vice president Network Planning & Alliances Alex Featherstone said: “Etihad is enhancing its schedule this winter to provide even more options for our guests across key business and leisure destinations in our global network.

“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.”


Etihad passengers travelling to the US will be able to take advantage of Etihad’s US pre-clearance facility, the only United States Customs and Border Protection facility in the Middle East. 

The facility allows passengers bound for the US to process all immigration, customs and agriculture inspections in Abu Dhabi before they board their flight, avoiding immigration and queues on arrival in America.

The new flights will be operated on a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, while existing daily services will continue on Etihad’s new Airbus A350 aircraft, which has been deployed on the New York route since June. 

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