Etihad Airways has announced plans to launch direct flights to Los Angeles.
Commencing on 1 June 2014, the airline will operate daily flights to the US city, direct from its Abu Dhabi home base.
Services will depart the UAE capital at 0845 each day, getting into Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) at 1415. The return flight leaves LAX at 1615, getting back into Abu Dhabi at 1935 the next day.
Los Angeles will become Etihad’s fourth US destination, following New York, Washington DC and Chicago.
“We are delighted to add Los Angeles, a major US and global destination with a significant metropolitan population and growing economy, to the Etihad Airways’ network in 2014. This expansion will see Etihad Airways offer air travellers daily flights, from our Abu Dhabi hub, to four destinations across the US,” said James Hogan, Etihad’s president & CEO.
“The new service will also offer maximum connectivity, via Abu Dhabi, with 25 Etihad Airways destinations across the Middle East region and Indian Subcontinent, 12 of which are in India, catering for the demand from Los Angeles’ diverse and multicultural population.”
The Boeing 777-200LR aircraft deployed on the LAX route will seat 237 passengers – eight in first class, 40 in business class and 189 in economy. Both first and business classes with have fully flat-bed seats.
American Airlines will codeshare on the flights.