Etihad to Begin Abu Dhabi-Dallas/Fort Worth Service Next Year
Etihad Airways announced it will launch new thrice-weekly service between Dallas/Fort Worth and Abu Dhabi on December 3, 2014. The service will operate using three-class Boeing 777-200LR aircraft, which the airline recently purchased from Air India.
The 777-200LRs are likely to be similar to Etihad’s three-class Boeing 777-300ERs in terms of configuration, allowing for differences in size and, specifically, the number of seats. Those aircraft are equipped with eight lie-flat seats in first class, which have a width of 29.5” and a length of 80” when fully extended, 40 lie-flat seats in business class, which are 20” wide and 73” long when extended, and 282 seats in economy class, each with a width of 17.5” and a pitch of 31”.
When the flights begin next year, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport will become the carrier’s fifth destination in the United States. Abu Dhabi will be DFW’s 58th international destination, and its 206th overall.
In the past three years, DFW has added almost two dozen new international destinations, as well as ten new airlines.
Etihad Airways was founded in 2003, and is the flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates. The airline offers passengers flights to over 90 destinations from its hub at Abu Dhabi international Airport.
(Photo: Accura Media Group)