Abu Dhabi to New York: Etihad Airways adds four more flights for festive period

The new service starts on 15 November.

If you love the thought of seeing New York City in the snow, then we have news for you.

Etihad Airways has announced that it will be increasing its services to the Big Apple from Abu Dhabi to 11 weekly nonstop flights to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK).

Beginning on 15 November, the new flights will be operated with a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and will see Etihad Airways’ services to the US increase to 25 weekly flights.

Currently the airline flies to Chicago and Washington DC as well.

Etihad passengers travelling to the US will be able to take advantage of Etihad’s US pre-clearance facility, the only United States Customs and Border Protection facility in the Middle East.

This allows passengers bound for the United States to process all immigration, customs and agriculture inspections in Abu Dhabi before they board their flight, avoiding immigration and queues on arrival in the US.

Speaking on the announcement Alex Featherstone, Vice President Network Planning & Alliances, said: “Etihad is enhancing its schedule this winter to provide even more options for our guests across key business and leisure destinations in our global network.

“Our New York service continues to perform strongly, and having already experienced record passenger demand this summer, Etihad is excited to be investing further in this market by building on frequency levels ahead of the peak winter travel period.”

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