Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Etihad Airways has revealed on the GDS that it will be increasing capacity to JFK-New York City effective immediately and will further increase it from the on set from the IATA Winter 09-10 season. For the on going summer season, EY will be using the larger A 346 twice a week nonstop to JFK along side the A 345 five times a week. However, from Oct 26th 09 onwards, all daily flights to JFK will be flown using the 286 seater Airbus A 340-600.
Smart move! FYI, I had suggested this aircraft capacity upgrade 3 months ago in my airline news email when the AUH hub timings were being restructured as now all their Indian sub-continent + GCC destinations + BKK connect nicely via AUH in both directions to JFK with the exception of KTM.