Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Etihad to Increase Capacity on Abu Dhabi-New York Flights

More seats will be available for travellers who seek tickets on the Abu Dhabi-New York flights. Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has announced its decision to deploy Wi-Fi enabled Boeing 777-300ER on the popular New York service from June 1, 2013.

The aircraft will replace the Airbus A340-500 that’s currently plying on the route. Boeing 777-300ER will have three travel classes and a total of 328 seats, offering more options to those booking tickets on flights. There will be eight Diamond First class, 40 Pearl Business class and 280 Coral Economy class seats. Abu Dhabi-New York service is hugely popular with fliers. In 2012, as many as 155,000 passengers booked tickets with Etihad to fly on the route. Passengers who hunt tickets would surely be delighted by the rise in number of seats on daily flights to and from New York. 

Also, Boeing 777-300ER will allow people booking tickets to enjoy in-flight Internet on New York flights. In-flight connectivity will be provided on a complimentary basis to those booking tickets on Diamond First Class. Others, however, will have to pay a small amount to avail the service.

Etihad Airways currently operates 14 Boeing 777-300ER planes across its network of flights. A delivery of four more 777-300ER planes is expected, which will enable the aircraft change on the New York operations.

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