Etihad Airways’ flight EY183 touched down at San Francisco International Airport last night, marking the start of its new nonstop daily service between Abu Dhabi and San Francisco, the airline’s fifth destination in the US.
Representatives from the diplomatic community, including His Excellency Abdulla Alsaboosi, Consul General of the United Arab Emirates, as well as members of the management teams of Etihad Airways and the San Francisco International Airport, participated in a ceremonial ribbon-cutting at the departure and arrival gate. Guests onboard the inaugural flight were also presented with special commemorative certificates.
San Francisco, a global tourism and business centre, is another strong addition to Etihad Airways’ growing U.S. network and provides the first direct link between Abu Dhabi and Northern California.
The launch is another example of the successful partnership between Etihad Airways and Jet Airways with the route operated using a Jet Airways’ Boeing 777-300ER aircraft through a lease agreement. The flights will have a combination of Etihad Airways and Jet Airways cabin crew onboard.