From 15 November 2022, we will add four weekly flights on our Abu Dhabi – New York route, providing a total of 11 weekly non-stop services to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK).
The new flights will be operated with a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, while existing daily services will continue on our new Airbus A350. These aircraft are two of the most efficient in the world with significantly less fuel burn and CO2 emissions than previous generation twin aisle aircraft.
The frequency increase will provide travellers with more choice and flexibility between Abu Dhabi and New York and is perfectly timed to commence ahead of the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix taking place on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi between 17 and 20 November 2022.
Improved access to our global network
Your customers will also benefit from improved access between New York and Etihad’s global network of 70 destinations, particularly in the Middle East, the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia, as well as connections beyond New York, to and from 46 destinations throughout the Americas, with Etihad’s codeshare partner — and New York’s Hometown Airline® — JetBlue.
Pre-clear US Customs and Border Protection from Abu Dhabi
Etihad passengers travelling to the US will be able to take advantage of our US pre-clearance facility, the only United States Customs and Border Protection facility in the Middle East. This allows passengers bound for the United States to process all immigration, customs and agriculture inspections in Abu Dhabi before they board their flight, avoiding immigration and queues on arrival in the US.
Doubling our premium seat capacity
With 11 flights per week to New York-JFK, and daily services to Chicago and Washington, Etihad will offer a total of 25 weekly services this winter between Abu Dhabi and the United States, and over 50% more premium seats than in the previous winter 2021 season.
Flight schedule for Abu Dhabi – New York service EY103/102, effective 15 November 2022:
*All listed times are local and schedules are subject to change.
There’s no better time to help your customers book the winter getaway they’ve always dreamed of to the Big Apple.