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Etihad Airways further enhances US operations

Etihad Airways deploys Boeing 777-200LR on Abu Dhabi-San Francisco route

Apr 27, 2016

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, announced today the deployment of Etihad Airways’ Boeing 777-200LR equipment on its daily flights between Abu Dhabi and San Francisco as part of the airline’s effort to further optimize its United States network.

The Etihad Airways Boeing 777-200LRs are configured to carry 239 guests in three cabins, with eight First Class seats, 40 Business Class seats and 191 Economy Class seats. The flights were previously operated with leased Jet Airways Boeing 777-300ERs.

In addition, beginning June 1, the daily EY101 flight from Abu Dhabi to New York’s JFK International Airport and the return EY100 flight will see leased Jet Airways Boeing 777-300ER aircraft replaced by Etihad Airways Boeing 777-300ER.

All Etihad Airways guests flying to the United States pass through U.S. Preclearance at Abu Dhabi Airport meaning they clear U.S. immigration and customs before boarding their flight and arriving in America as domestic passengers.

Etihad Airways offers a new premium lounge for First and Business Class guests to enjoy once they have passed through U.S. Preclearance in Abu Dhabi.

Etihad Airways currently operates service between Abu Dhabi and six U.S. cities, including double daily to New York (JFK), daily service to Chicago (ORD), daily to Washington, D.C. (IAD), daily to Los Angeles (LAX), daily to San Francisco (SFO), and three flights a week to Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW). The airline opened a new flagship premium lounge in New York last year.

Etihad Airways flight schedule between Abu Dhabi and San Francisco:

Flight No. Origin Departs Destination Arrives Freq. Aircraft

EY183 Abu Dhabi (AUH) 02.25 San Francisco (SFO) 07.25 Daily B777-200LR

EY182 San Francisco (SFO) 09.40 Abu Dhabi (AUH) 12.35 Daily B777-200LR

Etihad Airways deploys Boeing 777-200LR on Abu Dhabi-San Francisco route

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