Air, Freight News

Etihad doubles A380 service to JFK

[ June 3, 2017   //   ]

Etihad Airways introduced its flagship Airbus A380 aircraft on its second daily service between Abu Dhabi and New York JFK. All 14 weekly flights between the two cities are now operated by the double-decker aircraft.

The superjumbo has replaced a three-class Boeing 777-300ER previously operating one of the airline’s twice daily flights. The new deployment means New York will join London and Sydney as an all-A380 operation.

Etihad Airways launched daily nonstop flights to New York JFK on October 26, 2006, and introduced a second daily service in March 2014. It subsequently upgraded one of the daily flights to an A380 aircraft in November 2015.