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Etihad said to suspend flights to San Francisco

Abu Dhabi-based airline cites falling passenger demand for move which takes effect from October 29

Etihad said to suspend flights to San Francisco

Etihad Airways is to suspend flights to San Francisco in the United States from October after seeing a drop in passenger demand, affecting the route's profitability.

The flight, launched in November 2014, was already reduced from a daily service to three times a week earlier this year.

The suspension will take effect from October 29 and passengers booked to travel after then will be rebooked with other carriers, Etihad said in a statement cited by Reuters on Wednesday.

"Etihad Airways remains strongly committed to its other US services, which are performing at, or above, commercial targets," Etihad said.

The Abu Dhabi-based carrier flies to five other US destinations including New York and Washington DC.

Dubai-based Emirates in April announced it was reducing flights to five US cities, blaming a drop in demand on new travel restrictions imposed by President Donald Trump's administration.

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