Etihad Airways has announced the return of its Airbus A380 to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport beginning April 22, 2024. The jumbo jet will operate on one of the airline’s two daily flights to New York. The other daily flight will be operated aboard a 787-9.
New York will become the second destination after London to host A380 operations since Etihad returned its superjumbo to the skies. The addition of the service marks a significant enhancement to Etihad's capacity in the US market, connecting travelers to the broader Gulf region and Indian subcontinent.
“Putting the A380 on the popular New York route makes sense as we satisfy customer demand for more capacity,” said Antonoaldo Neves, CEO of Etihad Airways. “The fact that our new route to Boston, Etihad’s fourth US gateway, will open on 31 March, three weeks before our A380 starts flying to New York, underlines our ambitious growth plans.”

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The Etihad A380 offers four classes of service: Economy, Business, First and The Residence, a three-room suite.

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