Etihad Launches Daily Service To San Francisco

Etihad Airways will expand its US presence to six destinations, with the inclusion of San Francicso from 18 November.

Daily flights will arrive at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) on the airline’s 777-300ER aircraft, leased from Etihad’s partner Jet Airways.

Each flight will have a total of eight seats in First Class, 30 seats in Business Class, and 308 in Economy Class.

Flights to San Francisco will connect to other destinations throughout Mexico, US and Canada.

Etihad president and chief executive officer James Hogan said that the airline can now take advantage of the destination’s business dynamism.

“The United States has been placed at the heart of our network development this year, with services launched to Los Angeles last month and flights commencing to Dallas in December 2014,” Mr Hogan said.

“San Francisco is another strong addition and provides our first direct link to Northern California. Given its global prominence as a tourism and business centre, we anticipate strong demand in First, Business and Economy Class, not only between San Francisco and Abu Dhabi, but onwards to destinations across our network and the networks of our codeshare partners.”