Etihad to Expand A380 Service From New York JFK in June 2017

etihadEtihad Airways has announced plans to increase Airbus A380 service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Abu Dhabi International Airport

Starting June 1, 2017, the upgrade its second flight between Abu Dhabi and New York JFK to its A380 aircraft, which offers The Residence, a three-room suite, as well as First Apartment cabins.

Here’s a look at the new schedule: 

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Flight No. Origin Departs Destination Arrives Aircraft
EY103 Abu Dhabi 3:35 a.m. New York JFK 9:35 a.m. A380
EY102 New York JFK 3:00 p.m. Abu Dhabi 12:05 p.m. (+1) A380
EY101 Abu Dhabi 10:10 a.m. New York JFK 4:30 p.m. A380
EY100 New York JFK 10:45 p.m. Abu Dhabi 7:50 p.m. (+1) A380

All times local

The new service will join the airline’s existing daily A380 service, replacing the current daily Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. Etihad Airways first began welcoming guests on board its first A380 flight between New York JFK and Abu Dhabi in November 2015.

Guests of The Residence enjoy a chauffeur-driven ride to the airport and a private three-room suite that includes a living room that seats up to two guests, a double bedroom, and a separate ensuite shower room. Guests in The Residence are looked after by a dedicated butler trained at the Savoy Hotel in London.

In addition, nine First Apartments offer private living spaces including a reclining Poltrona Frau leather lounge chair and ottoman, which opens up to become a separate 80.5 inch long fully-flat bed. A shower room is available for First Class guests.

A total of 70 Business Studios are also 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 percent in personal space. 

The main deck of the aircraft has 415 Economy Smart Seats with a Panasonic eX3 entertainment system, providing more than 750 hours of on-demand entertainment, improved gaming and high definition screens across all cabins. The A380 also has full inflight connectivity, including Wi-Fi.

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