In an effort to boost connectivity for those traveling between North America and the Indian Subcontinent (ISC), Etihad Airways will implement a number of changes to its flight schedules between its Abu Dhabi hub and Chicago, New York, and Toronto, effective from March 29. New flight times will result in fewer passengers transiting through the hub at peak hours as well as make it easier for Asia-bound passengers to connect onward to cities including Colombo, Delhi, Karachi, Lahore, Mumbai, and three new destinations: Dhaka, Kathmandu, and Kolkata.
The daily EY151 flight to Chicago will depart at 3:40 a.m. as opposed to its current 9:30 a.m. departure time, and the thrice-weekly Toronto service, EY 141, has been moved to depart at 2:50 a.m. instead of 10:25 a.m. Return flights EY150 from Chicago and EY140 from Toronto will arrive at Abu Dhabi at 12:20 p.m. and 12:05 p.m. respectively; both times are non-peak periods, allowing passengers with connecting flights to enjoy faster, more pleasant transits. The new schedule will also see the return flight from New York, EY102, depart three hours later that it currently does, at 3:30 p.m. instead of 12:30 p.m., ensuring that the flight’s arrival in Abu Dhabi meets the early afternoon bank of flights to the Indian Subcontinent.
Passengers on all of the retimed flights will continue to enjoy U.S. pre-clearance at Abu Dhabi Airport, following the recent expansion of the facility’s hours of operation to include early morning flights to the U.S. In conjunction with the schedule changes, Etihad Airways’ partners—American Airlines and Air Canada in North America, and Jet Airways in India—will expand their codeshare flights and re-accommodate guests affected by the new schedule.
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