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Etihad says to increase flights to US amid rising demand

Abu Dhabi airline to increase frequency on the Dallas/Fort Worth route to daily service from February 2017

Etihad says to increase flights to US amid rising demand

Etihad Airways said on Tuesday it will increase frequency on the Dallas/Fort Worth – Abu Dhabi route to a daily service early next year in response to heightened demand.

Beginning February 2 2017, the Abu Dhabi-based airline will add four new flights each week on the route to support the existing Wednesday, Friday and Sunday services.

The airline, which launched the non-stop route in December 2014, will continue to operate a Boeing 777-200 Long Range aircraft featuring eight First Class seats, 40 Business and 191 seats in Economy Class.

The additional frequencies will also provide 96 tonnes of more cargo capacity each week to facilitate the movement of international freight to and from Dallas/Fort Worth, Etihad said in a statement.

Kevin Knight, Etihad Aviation Group chief strategy and planning officer, said: “Since launching our Dallas/Fort Worth service less than two years ago, the response from our guests has exceeded expectations. We are therefore delighted to further expand this service into a daily operation to meet strong market demand.”

Etihad Airways currently offers 45 return flights each week between Abu Dhabi and six American cities – Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, New York JFK, San Francisco and Washington, DC.

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