Etihad Airways announces aircraft changes to its United States network.

 
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New York (AirGuide - Inside Air Travel) Etihad Airways continues to optimise its United States network with equipment changes on two key markets in 2016. Currently the UAEas national carrier operates leased Jet Airways Boeing 777-300ER aircraft for its daily flight to and from San Francisco. These aircraft will be replaced with Etihad Airways Boeing 777-200LRs from 25 April 2016. The daily EY101 flight from Abu Dhabi to New Yorkas JFK airport and the return EY100 service will also see leased Jet Airways Boeing 777-300ER aircraft replaced by Etihad Airways Boeing 777-300ERs from 1 June 2016. The second daily Etihad Airways service to and from New York JFK, EY103 and EY102, will continue to be operated with the airlineas flagship A380 aircraft in 2016. Kevin Knight, Etihad Airwaysa Chief Strategy and Planning Officer, said, aWith the growth of the Etihad fleet, we will be pleased to soon fly these important US services in our own colours, continuing to provide the very finest service in the sky to our guests.a The Etihad Airways Boeing 777-200LR to be deployed on the San Francisco route will be configured to carry 239 guests in three cabins, with eight First Class seats, 40 Business Class seats and 191 Economy Class seats. The Boeing 777-300ER to be deployed by Etihad Airways on the New York route will be configured to carry 328 guests also in three cabins, with eight First Class seats, 40...

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