Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, said it will add additional A380 service to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) beginning in 2017 due to strong customer demand.
The company said it expects to upgrade its second flight between Abu Dhabi and New York JFK to the A380 aircraft on June 1, 2017. The A380 includes The Residence, a three-room suite, the only one of its kind in the commercial airline business.
"The response we have received from Etihad Airways guests traveling between Abu Dhabi and New York since we launched the service nearly a decade ago has been phenomenal, and we are delighted to further expand our world-class product for all guests traveling to and from New York," Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways' Chief Executive Officer, said.
Baumgartner said the company is committed to its guests and to being the best airline in the world by redefining luxury.
“Our commitment to our guests has always been to be the very best airline in the world by totally reimagining the travel experience and delivering the highest levels of comfort, luxury and world-class hospitality at every point in their travel journey – on the ground and in the air - across all classes of service," Baumgartner said.