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Our flagship A350 to fly to New York and Chicago this summer

27 June 2022, 11:30 AM


Lighter, greener, smarter and quieter than any other generation Airbus aircraft, our new A350 will be making its inaugural flight to New York on 30 June 2022.

All Etihad flights servicing New York and Chicago O’Hare International Airport will be operated by our flagship A350.


Clear USA Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) – a unique service

Etihad Guests travelling to the USA have access to Etihad’s pre-clearance in Abu Dhabi, the only USCBP facility in the Middle East. This allows passengers to pass all USA immigration and customs requirements in Abu Dhabi, avoiding immigration and queues on arrival in the USA.


Fly to the USA in style

The A350 will almost double premium capacity on our New York and Chicago routes to 44 seats in Business, which provides a luxurious experience comparable to First Class on other international airlines.

This is an incredible aircraft with highly efficient fuel consumption and CO2 savings which enables us to support our goals to reduce carbon emissions and deliver an unmatched flight experience for our guests.

It’s not just the fuel-efficiency and noise-reduction that makes the A350 so incredible.

It’s the small details that create big experiences.