Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Etihad Airways to increase flights to New York this winter with an additional four (4) weekly flights on the Abu Dhabi – New York route providing a total of 11 weekly non-stop services to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) starting 15 November 2022.

Flight EY101 departs Abu Dhabi daily at 10:25 and arrives in New York at 16:10, while EY100 departs New York at 22:00 and lands in the UAE capital at 19:30 the following day.

Flight EY103 will depart from Abu Dhabi at 03:55 on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday and arrives in New York at 09:45, while the return flight will take off at 14:00 and arrives in the UAE capital at 11:30 the next day.

The new flights will be operated with a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, while existing daily services will continue on Etihad’s new Airbus A350 aircraft, which has been deployed on the New York route since June 2022. These aircraft types are two of the most efficient in the world, with significantly less fuel burn and CO2 emissions than previous-generation twin-aisle aircraft.

Etihad Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner
The four (4) new flights will be operated with the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Image copyright © Etihad Airways

Choice and flexibility for travelers

The frequency increases will provide travelers with more choice and flexibility between Abu Dhabi and New York and is perfectly timed to commence ahead of the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix taking place on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi between 17 and 20 November 2022.

Etihad Airways
The increase in frequency provides more choice and flexibility and perfectly timed to commence ahead of the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi between 17 and 20 November 2022. Image copyright © deezzullens la photographie

Travelers will also benefit from improved access between New York and Etihad’s global network of 70 destinations, particularly in the Middle East, the Indian Subcontinent, and Southeast Asia, as well as connections beyond New York, to and from 46 destinations throughout the Americas, with Etihad’s codeshare partner — and New York’s Hometown Airline® — JetBlue.

Significant Increase in air travel demand

Alex Featherstone, Vice President of Network Planning & Alliances, has recognised that Etihad Airways is enhancing its schedule to provide even more options for guests across key business and leisure destinations in its 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.”

Peace of Mind Travelers

Meanwhile, Etihad Airways passengers travelling to the United States 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 United States.

Boeing 787 Dreamliner
Etihad Airways passengers travelling to the United States will be able to take advantage of Etihad’s US pre-clearance facility. Image copyright © deezzullens la photographie

The additional flights will put Etihad’s winter operations between Abu Dhabi and the United States at a total of 25 weekly flights, with 11 flights per week to New York-JFK, and daily services to Chicago and Washington, and over 50 per cent more premium seats than in the previous winter 2021 season.

Flight schedule for Abu Dhabi – New York service, effective 15 November 2022:

Etihad Airways Schedule to JFK
All listed times are local and schedules are subject to change. Image copyright © Etihad Airways

Youngest fleet in the world

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has established itself as the world’s leading airline in just eight years. Set up by Royal (Amiri) Decree in July 2003, Etihad commenced commercial operations in November 2003 and has gone on to become the fastest growing airline in the history of commercial aviation.

Etihad Airways Airbus A350-1000
Etihad unveiled its new Airbus A350-1000 on a special inagural commerical flight from Abu Dhabi to Paris in March 2022. Image copyright © Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways has one of the youngest fleets in the world, currently operating 71 aircraft with an average age of 5.8 years old. The backbone of the Etihad fleet remains the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, one of the most fuel-efficient aircraft in the world. Etihad unveiled its new Airbus A350-1000 on a special inagural commerical flight from Abu Dhabi to Paris in March 2022. The Airbus A350 will complement the Boeing 787 Dreamliner as part of Etihad’s pledge to be carbon neutral by 2050.

Etihad Airways posted a core operating profit of $296m for the first half of 2022. The carrier, carried 4.02 million passengers in H1 2022, over 3 million more than last year, with an average seat load factor of 75 per cent.

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