Etihad Airways is to start flying its A380 double-decker to New York JFK from 22 April, 2024.
The A380 will operate on one of the two daily Etihad flights to New York. The other daily flight will be operated by a 787-9 featuring First, Business and Economy cabins.
The US route becomes the second destination after London to see the A380 return since Etihad brought its superjumbo to the skies.
The introduction of the A380 marks a significant enhancement to Etihad’s capacity in the US market, connecting to the broader GCC and Indian subcontinent.
It will further attract an increased number of visitors to sample the attractions of the vibrant city of Abu Dhabi.
A380 across the Atlantic
Antonoaldo Neves, Etihad Airways chief executive officer, said: “We’re thrilled to start flying our remarkable A380 across the Atlantic, and we know our guests love the onboard experience.
“Whether they are flying in Economy, Business, First or the three-room suite in the sky, The Residence, they will enjoy elevated levels of service from our dedicated crew, and ensure they arrive in the city that never sleeps refreshed and relaxed.
“We know this is important for all our guests, not least our corporate customers, and the timing and comfort provided by the A380 means they can arrive fresh and ready for their business appointments.
“Putting the A380 on the popular New York route makes sense as we satisfy customer demand for more capacity, further growing our expanding network. The fact that our new route to Boston, Etihad’s fourth US gateway, will open on 31 March, three weeks before our A380 starts flying to New York, underlines our ambitious growth plans.”
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