ETIHAD AIRWAYS TO OFFER LOS ANGELES ROUTE IN 2014

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October 7, 2013 
ETIHAD AIRWAYS TO LAUNCH FLIGHTS TO LOS ANGELES 
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), today 
announced the launch of direct flights to Los Angeles, California. 
The expansion of its US operation will see the airline commence non-stop daily 
flights between its Abu Dhabi home-base (AUH) and Los Angeles  (LAX) from June 
1, 2014, subject to regulatory approvals. 
The Californian city will be Etihad Airways’ fourth US destination, joining 
Chicago, New York and Washington D.C, and will see the airline  provide 28 
return flights each week between the UAE and US. 
The announcement was made by James Hogan, Etihad Airways’ President and Chief 
Executive Officer in Los Angeles today, Monday, October 7. 
Mr Hogan said: “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. 
The new service will increase Etihad Airways’ operations in the US market by 33 
per cent and cater for growing leisure and business traffic  demands in Los 
Angeles, as well as the considerable catchment area of the city. 
Los Angeles, one of the world’s most iconic, popular, and multicultural 
destinations with a metropolitan population area of more than 18  million 
people, is the second largest in the US.  
It is classified as a ‘global city’ with strengths in business, international 
trade, entertainment, culture, media, fashion, science, sports,  technology, 
education, medicine and research.  
Mr Hogan added: “The expansion of the US network also will be of considerable 
benefit to the growing commercial and cultural ties between  the US and UAE, 
with trade between the two countries set to increase beyond the current annual 
level of USD 22.5 billion*. 
“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.” 
Etihad Airways, four times voted World’s Leading Airline**, will deploy a three 
cabin ultra-long range Boeing 777-200LR on the Los Angeles  operation. 
It will be configured to carry 237 guests, with 8 Diamond First Class suites, 
40 Pearl Business Class flatbed seats, and 189 Coral Economy  Class seats. 
Flight EY171 will depart daily from Abu Dhabi at 8.45am and arrive in Los 
Angeles at 2.15pm the same day. The return flight, EY170, will  the depart Los 
Angeles at 4.15pm and arrive in Abu Dhabi at 7.35pm the following day. 
Etihad Airways’ superior levels of service, hospitality and product have been 
popular with US air travelers since it launched flights  to its first US 
destination, New York, in 2006. 
The airline has carried nearly two million passengers between Abu Dhabi and its 
destinations in the US in the last eight years, with 2013  passenger volumes 
expected to increase by 30 per cent over passengers carried in 2012. 
The airline’s Diamond First Class has its own in-flight Chef; Pearl Business 
Class offers a specially trained Food and Beverage Manager;  and families 
across all three cabins enjoy the benefits of the recently introduced Flying 
Nanny. 
Etihad Airways and American Airlines have had an extensive code share agreement 
in place since September 2009.   
Etihad Airways places its EY code on American flights through its current 
gateways of Chicago, New York and Washington DC to more than 70  US cities.  
The new operation to Los Angeles will strengthen further the reach and depth in 
the US. 
American places its AA code on all Etihad Airways flights between the US and 
UAE and this will also take place on the new Los Angeles service. 
Etihad Airways’ Los Angeles service, due to commence on June 1, 2014: 
Flight   From   To    Dep     Arr      Days    Aircraft   
EY171    AUH    LAX   08.45   14.15    Daily   B777-200LR 
EY170    LAX    AUH   16.15   19.35*** Daily   B777-200LR 
* Etihad Airways’ has been voted the World’s Leading Airline at the World 
Travel Awards in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. 
** According to a study commissioned by the US-UAE Business Council, the UAE is 
the single largest export market for American goods in the Middle East region 
and bilateral trade was worth USD 22.57 billion in 2012. 
*** Denotes next day arrival 
About Etihad Airways                                                             
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, began 
operations in 2003, and in 2012 carried 10.3 million passengers. From its hub 
at Abu Dhabi International  Airport, Etihad Airways offers flights to 94 
passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, 
Australia and the Americas, with a fleet of 82 Airbus and Boeing aircraft, and 
over 80 aircraft on firm order, including 41 Boeing 787-9  Dreamliners and 10 
Airbus A380s, the world’s largest passenger aircraft. Etihad Airways also holds 
equity investments in airberlin, Air Seychelles, Virgin Australia and Aer 
Lingus, will acquire 49 per cent of Air Serbia from January 2014, and, subject 
to regulatory  approval, will acquire 24 per cent of India’s Jet Airways. For 
more information, please visit: www.etihad.com 
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