Etihad to Send Its A380 to New York

  • Passengers traveling from New York to Abu Dhabi can connect to 34 markets across the Gulf, Middle East, Indian subcontinent, Africa, and Southeast Asia.

    Passengers traveling from New York to Abu Dhabi can connect to 34 markets across the Gulf, Middle East, Indian subcontinent, Africa, and Southeast Asia.

  • The Residence by Etihad features three rooms spanning 125 square feet.

    The Residence by Etihad features three rooms spanning 125 square feet.

  • Passengers flying in The Residence suite can freshen up in their private bathroom.

    Passengers flying in The Residence suite can freshen up in their private bathroom.

  • The Residence's lounge features a 82-centimeter LCD monitor and a foldaway dining table.

    The Residence's lounge features a 82-centimeter LCD monitor and a foldaway dining table.

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To meet the high demand of New York−bound passengers, Etihad Airways will fly its A380 aircraft to New York’s JFK International Airport starting December 1, marking the first U.S. route for the carrier’s superjumbo. The airline will continue to operate its two daily services to New York, but one service will be upgraded to an A380, allowing for more seat capacity and overall comfort. Etihad’s A380 can tow 498 passengers total, with 417 in Economy Class, 70 in Business Class, nine in First Class, and up to two in The Residence suite, the airline’s ultra-luxurious, multi-room cabin. Passengers in all cabin types fly with the luxury of 750 hours of on-demand entertainment, seven channels of live TV, noise canceling headsets, full mobile and Wi-Fi service, and USB and power plugs.

Schedules for the A380 service are as follows:

  • Departure from Abu Dhabi EY103 at 2:55 a.m., arriving in New York at 8:40 a.m.
    Departure from New York EY102 at 3:00 p.m., arriving in Abu Dhabi at 12:30 p.m.

For more information, visit Etihad Airways

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