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Etihad Airways to start flying to Boston

Etihad Airways is expanding in the United States with the addition of Boston to its network.

Starting 31st March 2024, Etihad Airways will have Boeing B787-9s flying four-times-a-week between Abu Dhabi International Airport and Boston Logan International Airport with the following schedule:

  • Abu Dhabi-Boston
  • Departure time: 03:10
  • Arrival time: 08:55
  • Flight time: 13 hours and 45 minutes
  • Flight number: EY147
  • Frequency: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays
  • Boston-Abu Dhabi
  • Departure time: 15:55
  • Arrival time: 12:00 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 12 hours and 05 minutes
  • Flight number: EY148
  • Frequency: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays

As aforementioned, these flights will be operated by Boeing B787-9s featuring 28 lie-flat Business Class seats and 271 standard Economy Class seats.

We are delighted to introduce flights to Boston, which opens up Abu Dhabi to visitors from the American Northeast and across the United States. We eagerly await welcoming guests to our extraordinary home as well as offering them access to our growing global network. As one of America’s most culturally diverse and thriving cities, visitors from Abu Dhabi will relish exploring its rich heritage and experiencing Boston’s renowned hospitality”.

said Antonoaldo Neves, Chief Executive Officer, Etihad Airways.

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Boston is the fourth city in Etihad’s U.S. network, with the other three being New York, Washington DC and Chicago. Overall, Boston will be the fifth destination for Etihad in North America as the airline also serves Toronto in Canada.

In addition to providing nonstop access to the Boston market, Etihad will offer easy connections to cities throughout North America through its partnership with JetBlue.

Boston beckons with its rich history and iconic landmarks, inviting visitors to step into a world of historical significance. With Boston’s unique historical position as the birthplace of the American Revolution you can walk in the footsteps of revolutionaries along the celebrated Freedom Trail and feel the spirit of America’s past come alive. Catch the excitement of sports at Fenway Park, home to the revered Boston Red Sox, where spectators immerse themselves in the city’s vibrant sports culture. With the picturesque Boston Harbour and the serene Boston Common, as well as its extraordinarily diverse neighbourhoods such as the Italian North end, Chinatown, Cambridge, Beacon Hill, Back Bay and Charlestown, the city offers a harmonious blend of natural beauty and urban energy.

It’s good to see Etihad expand in the U.S. again. However, it seems that the airline’s strategy has totally changed. It does not serve any city in the U.S. West Coast now. It seems like the carrier is focusing on the East Coast and consolidating its operations there, which is not new.

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