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Etihad to go double-daily on Abu Dhabi-New York JFK route

Etihad Airways has announced that it will increase frequency of flights between Abu Dhabi ans New York JFK next year.

Double-daily to the Big Apple

Etihad Airways recently augmented Abu Dhabi-New York JFK with the addition of 4-weekly flights, totalling 11-weekly flights to the Big Apple. The airline is now building up on that by again increasing the frequency of flights on this route. As of 24th April 2023, Etihad Airways will operate double-daily flights between Abu Dhabi International Airport and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.

The early morning departure, which was introduced recently, will operate with the following schedule as of 24th April 2023:

  • Abu Dhabi-New York JFK
  • Departure time: 03:10
  • Arrival time: 09:25
  • Flight time: 15 hours and 15 minutes
  • Flight number: EY103
  • Frequency: Daily
  • New York JFK-Abu Dhabi
  • Departure time: 14:30
  • Arrival time: 11:20 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 11 hours and 50 minutes
  • Flight number: EY102
  • Frequency: Daily

The mid-morning departure will run with the following schedule:

  • Abu Dhabi-New York JFK
  • Departure time: 10:25
  • Arrival time: 16:40
  • Flight time: 14 hours and 15 minutes
  • Flight number: EY101
  • Frequency: Daily
  • New York JFK-Abu Dhabi
  • Departure time: 22:50
  • Arrival time: 19:55 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 12 hours and 50 minutes
  • Flight number: EY100
  • Frequency: Daily

EY103/102 rotation will be operated by Boeing B787-9 Dreamliners while the EY101/100 rotation will be operated by the airline’s next-gen Airbus A350-1000 aircraft which features the latest hard products, including fully private business class suites with sliding doors.

Etihad’s Airbus A350 Business Class with sliding doors. Photo: Etihad

Etihad is responding to customer demand for increased frequency to New York and our well-known reputation for high-quality customer experience. Boosting our flights to New York gives our guests even greater options across key business and leisure destinations in our expanding global network. Our guests travelling to the US can use our 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, avoiding immigration queues on arrival in the US.

said Martin Drew, Senior Vice President – Global Sales & Cargo, Etihad Airways.

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Etihad will eventually operate a total of 28-weekly flights to the United States – double-daily flights to New York JFK and a daily flight to Chicago and Washington DC.

Passengers can connect to 47 destinations throughout the Americas beyond New York onboard JetBlue, Etihad’s codeshare partner.

Passengers will be able to make use of US Preclearance facility at Abu Dhabi International Airport, making it easier to go through the arrival process in the States.

With this, Etihad will match rivals – Emirates and Qatar Airways – in operating double daily flights to New York JFK, giving some tough competition to both its rivals.

Meanwhile, Etihad Airways recently became the first airline to implement contrail prevention on a Transatlantic flight.

Featured image by Etihad

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