Tuesday, 3rd March 2015

Etihad to start direct flights to San Francisco

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Etihad Airways will start direct flights from Abu Dhabi, UAE to San Francisco, the USA from November 18 onwards.

Issuing a statement on Thursday, the national airline of the UAE says San Francisco will be linked with its global network daily.

"Flights will be operated to San Francisco International Airport using a three-class Boeing 777-300ER aircraft leased from its strategic partner Jet Airways, offering a total of eight seats in First Class, 30 seats in Business Class and 308 seats in Economy Class," Etihad says.

The airline says it plans to start flights to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on December 3.

In the US, Etihad currently flies to New York twice a day and to Los Angeles (LAX), Chicago (ORD) and Washington, DC (IAD) daily.