Etihad Airways will increase frequency on the Dallas/Fort Worth – Abu Dhabi route to a daily service early next year in response to increased demand from guests travelling between the two destinations.
From 2 February 2017, the airline will add four new flights each week on the route to support the existing Wednesday, Friday and Sunday services.
The non-stop route, which commenced in December 2014, will continue to be operated by a Boeing 777-200 Long Range aircraft featuring eight First Class seats, 40 Business and 191 seats in Economy Class.
The additional frequencies will also provide 96 tonnes of more cargo capacity each week to facilitate the movement of international freight to and from Dallas/Fort Worth.
Abu Dhabi’s unique geographical position, along with the airline’s extensive route network and that of codeshare partner American Airlines, ensures guests are provided easy access between two major worldwide hubs and reinforces its commitment to the United States, a key global market.
Etihad Airways currently offers 45 return flights each week between Abu Dhabi and six American cities – Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, New York JFK, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. 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 South East Asia.
Furthermore, all guests flying Etihad Airways to the United States are processed through pre-clearance US Immigration and Customs facilities at Abu Dhabi International Airport, ensuring they arrive in America as domestic passengers and avoid lengthy arrival formalities.