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
By Staff writer
Wed 14 Jun 2017 03:32 PM

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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