Etihad boosts services to North America with new flights to Boston and Toronto

ByTravelling For Business

July 10, 2024
Ahead of the peak winter travel season, Etihad Airways is expanding its North American services with increased flights to Boston and the introduction of a new Airbus A350 service to Toronto.

Ahead of the peak winter travel season, Etihad Airways is expanding its North American services with increased flights to Boston and the introduction of a new Airbus A350 service to Toronto.

Starting 27 October, Etihad will enhance its nonstop service between Boston and Abu Dhabi, increasing from four weekly flights to a daily service. This move aims to provide greater flexibility and options for corporate and leisure travellers planning trips to the UAE, the Gulf region, and the Indian subcontinent. The decision follows the strong performance of the Boston route, which was introduced just three months ago. Arik De, Etihad’s chief revenue and commercial officer, noted that the route has seen near-capacity passenger demand since its inaugural flight in March.

Etihad’s daily flights from Boston Logan International Airport to Abu Dhabi will be operated using the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. This state-of-the-art aircraft features 28 Business Studios and 262 Economy Smart seats, equipped with in-flight entertainment systems, in-seat power, and wifi connectivity. The flight schedule is designed to provide convenient connections to the UAE, the Gulf region, and India, catering to both business and leisure travellers. Additionally, Etihad’s partnership with JetBlue offers a wider range of connections to cities across North America.

Passengers departing from Abu Dhabi’s Zayed International Airport can take advantage of the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facility, allowing them to clear US immigration and customs before boarding their flight.

In addition to the Boston service, Etihad will commence a daily Airbus A350 flight to Toronto Pearson Airport on 27 October. The Airbus A350, powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines, is one of the most efficient aircraft in the world, boasting 25 per cent less fuel burn and CO2 emissions compared to previous models.

“The Airbus A350 is setting new standards for air travel, with increased efficiencies and comfort. The introduction of the A350 to Toronto aligns with our strategy to meet increasing customer demand and expand our network,” said Arik De.

Etihad’s new A350 service to Toronto features the airline’s latest cabin interior, with 44 Business Studios offering enhanced privacy within each suite. The business class seats, which face forward with direct aisle access, convert into fully flat beds measuring 79” in length and provide ample storage. Passengers also enjoy noise-cancelling headphones, a wireless charging dock, Bluetooth headphone pairing, and an 18.5” TV screen for an immersive in-flight entertainment experience.