Etihad Airways (EY) has announced that it will increase the frequency of its upcoming Abu Dhabi–Dallas/Fort Worth service from April 16, 2015.
The Gulf carrier will begin flying to the US city on December 3, with three-weekly services currently scheduled. However, despite not serving the route yet, EY has already projected strong market demand and decided to increase the frequency to a daily service from early next year.
“Our Dallas/Fort Worth service was announced at the end of last year and the market response has been extremely strong. To meet the needs of travellers flying into and out of Texas, we will increase our frequency sooner than expected on the route, with daily flights commencing from April 2015,” said EY’s president and chief executive James Hogan.
According to the carrier, a Boeing 777-200LR will operate the new route, and feature a three-class configuration with eight seats in first, 40 in business, and 177 in economy.
The increased frequency will provide better travel connections for passengers travelling to the US, including the 12 cities that EY and its partner Jet Airways serve across India such as Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai.
Flight EY161 will depart Abu Dhabi daily at 1010 and arrive in Dallas/Fort Worth at 1650. The return leg will see flight EY160 leave the US city at 1850, and touch back down in the Middle East at 2000 the following day.
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