Etihad further invests in US market

Etihad Airways has increased flights from JFK International Airport following the launch of the airline’s new A350 aircraft, and an expanded partnership with JetBlue.

Tony Douglas, Etihad Airways Group Chief Executive Officer at a gala event in New York. Image: Etihad Airways

Tony Douglas, Etihad Airways Group chief executive officer, said: “The US remains one of our leading markets and that is why New York and Chicago were amongst the first destinations to be serviced by Etihad’s new A350. We are proud to continue to offer our guests a premier travel experience and enhanced connectivity through our growing partnership with JetBlue.” 

In June Etihad launched their new A350 aircraft, Sustainability50, which carries a unique livery in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the federation of the UAE and Etihad's commitment to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The new aircraft is currently serving two routes in the US with flights from Abu Dhabi International Airport to Chicago’s O’Hare International and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.