Etihad Airways Is Set To Increase Dallas/Fort Worth Service Early Next Year: Here Are The Details
Etihad Airways is widening its wings even further as it is poised to increase its Dallas / Fort Worth service with daily flights starting February next year.
The airline has decided to increase the frequency on the Dallas/Fort Worth – Abu Dhabi route in an aim to meet the increasing demand from its guests traveling between the said destinations.
To date, Etihad Airways has its Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday services. Beginning Feb. 2, 2017, the company will add four new flights every week.
Started way back December 2014, the non-stop route will be operated by a Boeing 777-200 Long Range aircraft. This one sports eight First Class seats, 40 Business seats, plus 191 Economy Class seats.
It is interesting to note that the additional services will also bring in 96 tons of more cargo capacity every week, making it easier to facilitate the movement of international freight to and from Dallas/Fort Worth.
Daily flight schedule between Abu Dhabi and Dallas/Fort Worth, beginning 2 February 2017:
|EY 161||Abu Dhabi||09:20||Dallas/Fort Worth||
|EY 160||Dallas/Fort Worth||19:20||Abu Dhabi||20:15 +1||Daily||B777-200LR|
Note: All departures and arrivals are listed in local time.
“Since launching our Dallas/Fort Worth service less than two years ago, the response from our guests traveling between Dallas/Fort Worth and our home Abu Dhabi and beyond, has exceeded expectations,” said Etihad Aviation Group Chief Strategy and Planning Officer Kevin Knight.
He went on to say that the airline company is happy to further expand the service into a day-to-day operation in a bid to meet the market demand which is said to be undeniably “strong.”
Knight also added that the increased frequency will give more convenience as well as more options for leisure and business travelers across the Texas region. Further, he said that this company’s move will cater to the big travel market coming from India along with the subcontinent to and from the airline’s “Dallas/Fort Worth gateway and beyond.”
In the meantime, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), through its Chief Executive Officer Sean Donohue, expressed its delight about the airline increasing its service to daily flights between the two destinations. Donohue further said that the move shows that big amount of global business flows via DFW.
Presently, Etihad is offering 45 return flights every week between six cities in the US – including Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Washington D.C., and Dallas/Fort Worth – and Abu Dhabi.
It is worth mentioning that the guests flying through the airline to the US are processed via pre-clearance US Immigration and Customs facilities at Abu Dhabi International Airport. This is to make sure that they arrive in the US as domestic passengers. On top of that, guests can also avoid long arrival formalities.