Etihad Airways has announced plans to increase Airbus A380 service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Abu Dhabi International Airport in response to burgeoning demand from guests travelling between the two points.
From 1 June 2017, the airline will upgrade its second daily flight between Abu Dhabi and New York JFK to its flagship A380 aircraft which features The Residence, the only three-room suite available in commercial airline operation, and its award-winning First Apartment cabins.
The new service will complement the airline’s existing daily A380 service, replacing the current daily Boeing 777-300ER operation. Etihad Airways began A380 operations between New York JFK and Abu Dhabi in November 2015.
“The response we have received from Etihad Airways guests travelling between Abu Dhabi and New York since we launched the service nearly a decade ago has been phenomenal, and we are delighted to further expand our world-class product for all guests travelling to and from New York,” said Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways’ CEO.
The Residence guests enjoy the ultimate in luxury. Every part of the travel experience is tailored and bespoke including a chauffeur-driven ride to the airport and a private three-room suite with Savoy-trained butler, that includes a living room that seats up to two guests, a double bedroom and a separate ensuite shower room.
In addition, nine First Apartments feature private living spaces including a reclining Poltrona Frau leather lounge chair and ottoman, which opens up to become a separate 80.5-inch-long fully flat bed. A shower room is available for First Class guests’ comfort and convenience.
Dining in The Residence and First Class features fine culinary experiences prepared by a skilled onboard Chef.
A total of 70 Business Studios are also located on the upper deck of the A380, all offering direct aisle access, a fully flat bed of up to 80.5 inches long and an increase of 20 per cent in personal space.
The Lobby, a luxurious lounge located between the First and Business Class cabins, features two comfortable Poltrona Frau leather sofas and a staffed bar, offering a large selection of snacks and refreshments available throughout the flight.
Etihad Airways first introduced daily, nonstop, round-trip flights into New York JFK on October 26, 2006, and this autumn (northern hemisphere), the airline will celebrate 10 years of service between Abu Dhabi and New York.
Etihad Airways currently offers 45 weekly return flights between Abu Dhabi and six US cities, including Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, New York JFK, San Francisco and Washington, DC. Through Etihad Airways’ hub in Abu Dhabi, the airline offers passengers from the United States direct access to the UAE capital, and seamless connections to the Middle East, Africa, Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia.
Daily flight schedule between Abu Dhabi and New York JFK, effective 1 June 2017:
|EY103||Abu Dhabi||3:35 AM||New York JFK||9:35 AM||A380|
|EY102||New York JFK||3:00 PM||Abu Dhabi||12:05 PM(+1)||A380|
|EY101*||Abu Dhabi||10:10 AM||New York JFK||4:30 PM||A380|
|EY100*||New York JFK||10:45 PM||Abu Dhabi||7:50 PM
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