Etihad Airways currently operates 42non-stop flights a week to Etihad Airways has invested heavily in the DFW route since its launch in December 2014. The route commenced with three flights a week and was upgraded to a daily service in February 2017,providing travellers in the US and across the airline’s networkwith access to more US cities through American Airlines’primaryhub. More than 235,000 travellers have flown on the route since its launch.Almost half of Etihad Airways’ DFW customers connect on US codeshare flights operated by American Airlines.
According to independent research by Oxford Economics, in 2016Etihad Airways contributed US$3.8 billion to the US economy, supported more than 30,000 American jobs,and brought 280,000 additionalvisitors to the United States. These visitors, who travelled from growing markets historicallyignored by US carriers and partners,contributed US$1.9 billion to the US economyand supportedan additional 22,000 American jobs.
Etihad Airways is also a major customer of widebody aircraft built by the Boeing Company, with firm orders for 71 GE-powered Boeing 787sand 25 Boeing 777Xs, both of which will support the airline’s fleet renewal programme.All of the airline’s First Class seating, as well as The Residence on the Airbus A380, is built by US based aircraft cabin interior manufacturer B/E Aerospace, now part of Rockwell Collins. In 2012, Etihad Airways also signed a deal valued at more than a billion US dollars with aviation computer technology provider Sabre Airline Solutions.
five US gateways – Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, New York and Washington. Additionally, Etihad Cargo operates twice weekly Boeing 777F freighter services to and from Rickenbacker International Airport in Columbus, Ohio, and Tucson, Arizona.