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Etihad Airways To Increase Frequency Of Dallas Service To Daily As A Result Of Strong Market Demand

October 29, 2014 Aviation No Comments Email Email

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, to meet 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.It is the airline’s sixth route in the USA, alongside New York, Washington DC, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco, which launches on 18 November 2014.

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, including the GCC and 12 cities in India including Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai which are served by Etihad Airways and partner airline Jet Airways.

Etihad Airways also plans to offer convenient connections with its codeshare partner American Airlines on a number of domestic routes from Dallas/Fort Worth.

James Hogan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways, said: “Our 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.

“Our service offering will be enhanced as a result, with the convenience of a more frequent operation and improved connections for guests in both directions, through Etihad Airways’ fast-growing international network and the networks of our airline partners, such as Jet Airways in India and American Airlines, which has its largest hub at Dallas/Fort Worth.

“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.”

Sean Donohue, CEO of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, said: “DFW Airport welcomes the news that Etihad Airways will be expanding to a daily service between DFW and Abu Dhabi next April, just a few months after their planned start date in December of this year.

“With over 62 million customers a year who travel through DFW, the daily flights will be appealing to both business and leisure customers and today’s announcement is an important commitment to markets served by our two global hub airports. As the fastest growing region in the United States, the DFW region is a strong regional and connecting market and the increase in service will provide customers with even more options.”

Etihad Airways schedule for Dallas/Fort Worth flights: 

Flight No. Origin Departs Destination Arrives Frequency Aircraft
EY161 Abu Dhabi (AUH) 10.10 Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) 16:50 Daily (Mon*, Tues*, Wed, Thurs*, Fri, Sat*, Sun) B777
EY160 Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) 18:50 Abu Dhabi (AUH) 20:00 Daily (Mon*, Tues*, Wed, Thurs*, Fri, Sat*, Sun) B777

Note: All times are local. Flights will commence from 16 April 2015

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