Etihad Airways starts operations to its sixth US destination

Numerous officials took part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport to celebrate the start of Etihad Airways’ Abu Dhabi operations: Vincent Frascogna, Director of Sales, Dallas/Fort Worth, Etihad Airways; Geert Boven, SVP, The Americas, Etihad Airways; His Excellency Abdulla Alsaboosi, Consul General of the UAE; Sean Donohue, CEO, Dallas/Fort Worth Airport; Denise Harvill, VP of Sales, Central USA, Etihad Airways; and Phil Yates, Airport Manager DFW, Etihad Airways

  • Etihad Airways completed the MEB3 set at Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) this week, commencing thrice-weekly services from its Abu Dhabi (AUH) hub on 3 December. The 777-200LR-operated service is expected to be upgraded to daily on 16 April 2015 and becomes the carrier’s sixth US city. The airline started flights to its fifth US destination on 18 November, and Route of the Week, San Francisco. The city pair will face no direct competition on the near 13,000-kilometre long route. “DFW welcomes Etihad Airways. Another important milestone for the airport, today’s launch of nonstop service between DFW and Abu Dhabi means DFW is now host to one of the fastest growing and highly regarded airlines in the world,” said Sean Donohue, CEO of DFW Airport. The new service continues DFW’s recent wave of international expansion, as the airport has added 18 new international destinations in the past four years. With the addition of the new Etihad service, DFW now hosts 23 airlines and 55 direct international destinations and continues to be only one of seven airports in the world with over 200 direct destinations.See how Dallas/Fort Worth Airport’s fire truck water arch salute compares to others from around the world this week.


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