UAE based Etihad Airways will launch an additional daily non-stop flight between New York’s JFK Airport and its hub in Abu Dhabi on March 1, 2014.
The new flight (Flight EY103) will depart Abu Dhabi International Airport at 1:45 am local time and arrive at New York’s John F Kennedy Airport at 7:45 am on the same day, while the return flight (EY102) will depart New York at 11:35 am, arriving in Abu Dhabi at 9:20 am on the next day. The existing Abu Dhabi to New York flights depart at 10:30 am from Abu Dhabi and 9:40 pm from JFK.
The additional flight from JFK will provide an option for a late morning flight (11:35 am) for both travelers from New York and those with a connecting flight to JFK.
The new flights will be operated by Etihad Airways using two three-class Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. The flights will be operated by Etihad’s Indian partner, Jet Airways, beginning May 1, 2014.
Etihad also plans to begin daily flights between Abu Dhabi and Los Angeles from June 2014 and thrice-weekly flights between Abu Dhabi and Dallas-Fort Worth from December 2014.
The airline currently also operates daily flights from Abu Dhabi to Washington, D.C. and Chicago.
Travelers from the US can connect with Etihad’s extensive flight network in the Indian sub-continent and Southeast Asia as well as Europe and Africa from Abu Dhabi.
Etihad destinations from Abu Dhabi include:
- India (Delhi, Mumbai, Cochin, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore)
- Pakistan (Lahore)
- Bangladesh (Dhaka)
- Nepal (Kathmandu)
- Sri Lanka (Colombo)
- Saudi Arabia (Dammam, Jeddah, Medina, Riyadh)
- Qatar (Doha)
- Lebanon: (Beirut)
- Iran (Tehran)
- Iraq (Basra, Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan)
- South Africa (Johannesburg)
- Egypt (Cairo)
- Thailand (Bangkok)
- Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)
- Indonesia (Jakarta)
- Philippines (Manila)