Etihad Airways relaunches Kolkata service and increases flights to New York

Etihad Airways is relaunching its Kolkata route as well as increasing frequencies to New York.


Etihad's sustainable A350 aircraft. Image: Etihad Airways

From 26 March 2023, the airline will fly daily on the Abu Dhabi – Kolkata route to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport (CCU).


Flights will be operated with an Airbus A320 aircraft.


Martin Drew, Senior Vice President Global Sales & Cargo, Etihad Airways, said: “With Etihad Airways continuing to enhance our network, resuming daily flights to this key gateway opens even more connectivity to the Indian Subcontinent for our guests.


“Our return to Kolkata will also come at the same time as we go double daily to New York, providing better access between India and the United States via Abu Dhabi where our guests can take advantage of our US Preclearance facility for a seamless arrival into the States.

“This announcement will herald the start of an exciting summer season. We know this will mean a lot to our guests, whether they are travelling for business, for leisure or visiting family and friends.”

From 24 April 2023, the airline will fly twice a day, seven days a week, on the Abu Dhabi – New York route, providing a total of 14 weekly nonstop services to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK).

The flights will be operated with both Airbus A350 and Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, two of the most efficient in the world, with significantly less fuel burn and CO2 emissions than previous-generation twin aisle aircraft.