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Fri, 9 October 2015

Etihad Airways to Launch A380 Flights to New York on 23 November 2015

Etihad Airways is to launch daily Airbus A380 flights between Abu Dhabi (AUH) and New York’s John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport on 23 November 2015.

Etihad Airways’ Airbus A380 takes flying to entirely new heights of luxury as it features the only commercially available three-room suite in the sky – The Residence by Etihad.

EY103 will depart Abu Dhabi at 03:20 to arrive 09:10 in New York. The return flight, EY102, will depart New York at 14:30 and arrive the next day in Abu Dhabi at 12:15.

The new service was originally scheduled to begin on 1 December 2015 and will replace one of the existing Boeing 777 services.

Etihad Airways’ President and Chief Executive Officer, James Hogan, said, “Etihad Airways is committed to reimagining the travel experience to offer the ultimate in luxury, comfort and service for our guests. The overwhelmingly positive response we have received to our A380 service on our Abu Dhabi to London and Sydney routes, as well as for our upcoming launch to New York has exceeded our expectations. With the early introduction of our A380 service into New York, we look forward to further redefining what world-class air travel can be for our guests traveling on Etihad Airways across all classes of service.”

From the moment they begin their journey, guests in The Residence enjoy the ultimate in luxury: a chauffeur-driven transfer to the airport; up to two guests on board will experience a private three-room suite that includes a living room, a double bedroom, and a separate ensuite shower room. Guests also have access to the Etihad Lifestyle Concierge team, which works closely with the airline’s inflight, Savoy-trained butler to deliver highly personalised service both on the ground and in the air, including dining reservations, entertainment bookings, special events, destination information and lifestyle services.

The nine First Apartments in First Class are completely private living spaces featuring a reclining lounge chair and an ottoman, which opens up to become a separate 80.5 inch long fully-flat bed.

A total of 70 Business Studios are located on the upper deck of the A380, all offering direct aisle access, a fully flat bed of up to 80.5 inches long, and an increase of 20% in personal space.

The Lobby, a lounge located between the First Class and Business Class cabins, features two leather sofas and a staffed bar serving a wide selection of hot snacks and refreshments.

The main deck features 415 Economy Smart Seats, which provide enhanced comfort with a unique ‘fixed wing’ headrest on each seat, adjustable lumbar support, and a seat width of almost 19 inches.

Etihad Airways has introduced the latest Panasonic eX3 entertainment system on its A380 fleet, providing more than 750 hours of on- demand entertainment, improved gaming, and high definition screens across all cabins.

 The A380 has full mobile and Wi-Fi service, with USB and power points at every seat. 

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