Etihad increases frequency to Dallas


Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will increase the frequency of its new service to Dallas/Fort Worth to daily from 16 April 2015.

The plans to increase the service spawned from the strong demand from business and leisure travellers on the ultra-long-haul route.

Dallas/Fort Worth will be added to Etihad Airways’ global network on 3 December 2014 with an initial three flights per week, and it will be the airline’s sixth route in the USA.

The Dallas/Fort Worth route will be operated by a Boeing 777-200LR aircraft, with eight seats in First Class, 40 seats in Business Class, and 177 seats in Economy Class.

The increased frequency will offer travellers enhanced connections between the USA and key markets worldwide, as Etihad Airways plans to offer convenient connections with its codeshare partner American Airlines.

Etihad Airways president and chief executive officer James Hogan, said that the Dallas/Fort Worth service was announced at the end of last year and the market response has been extremely strong.

“To meet the needs of travellers flying into and out of Texas, we will increase our frequency sooner than expected on the route, with daily flights commencing from April 2015,” Mr Hogan said.

“The increased frequency also reinforces our commitment to the US and will strengthen the country’s deep commercial and bilateral ties with the United Arab Emirates.”

Source = ETB Travel News: Lewis Wiseman
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