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Popular Route Gets a Boost: Leading Airline to Operate A380 Double-Decker on UAE Flights

 A380 Double-Decker Etihad Airways, the UAE’s national carrier, has announced its decision to deploy the A380 double-decker aircraft on the New York JFK route, commencing from April 22, 2024.

CEO’s Enthusiastic Outlook

Antonoaldo Neves, Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways, expressed enthusiasm about introducing the A380 on transatlantic flights. He highlighted the exceptional passenger experience across all classes and emphasized the importance of arriving in New York refreshed and relaxed.

Strategic Capacity Enhancement: A380 Double-Decker 

The move to operate the A380 on the New York route aligns with growing customer demand for increased capacity. Etihad Airways aims to support its ambitious network expansion plans, which also include the launch of a new route to Boston on March 31.

A380’s Significance in the US Market

The introduction of the A380 on the New York route signifies a substantial capacity boost for Etihad Airways in the critical US market. This strategic move enhances connections to the broader GCC and Indian subcontinent, attracting more visitors to Abu Dhabi.

Dual Daily Flights

On the New York route, the A380 will operate on one of the two daily Etihad flights. The second daily flight will be serviced by a 787-9, featuring First, Business, and Economy cabins.

Expanding A380 Operations

This development follows the return of Etihad’s A380 to service, with London being the first destination to enjoy the remarkable A380 experience. The move to deploy the A380 on the New York route further underlines Etihad Airways’ commitment to offering an enhanced travel experience.

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