Etihad Airways launches Abu Dhabi-Boston flight

Etihad Airways launches Abu Dhabi-Boston flight

Flights will operate four days a week

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, touched down for the first time in Boston on 31 March 2024, marking the launch of regular services between Abu Dhabi and the US city.

The inaugural flight, EY147, was celebrated at Abu Dhabi Airport before take-off, and on arrival in Massachusetts, Etihad’s captains waved UAE and US flags from the cockpit to celebrate the start of the carrier’s fourth non-stop service to America. Boston joins Chicago, New York and Washington as Etihad's fourth destination in the US.

The new service operates four days week – Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday – using a state-of-the-art Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, featuring the airline's acclaimed Business Studios and Economy Smart seats. 

With 28 seats in Business and 262 seats in Economy with entertainment systems, in-seat power, and in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity, passengers can expect a comfortable travel experience.

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Etihad chief executive officer Antonoaldo Neves said: "This new route not only brings the allure of Abu Dhabi and Dubai to the American Northeast but also signifies our commitment to delivering exceptional travel experiences and fostering global connections."

Massachusetts Port Authority Massport Interim CEO and aviation director Ed Freni added: “Massport is pleased to welcome Etihad Airways to Boston Logan International Airport with their new flight to Abu Dhabi. This route provides a key connection between Boston and the UAE, and New Englanders now have even more options when planning a trip to the Middle East and beyond.”

In addition, Etihad's partnership with JetBlue ensures convenient connections to numerous cities throughout North America, unlocking endless possibilities for exploration across the continent.

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