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Etihad Airways increases DFW-Abu Dhabi route to daily service

The inaugural Etihad flight from Abu Dhabi arrived at DFW Airport in December 2014. The airline recently announced it will increase its flights from three times a week to daily service. (Star-Telegram/Khampha Bouaphanh)
The inaugural Etihad flight from Abu Dhabi arrived at DFW Airport in December 2014. The airline recently announced it will increase its flights from three times a week to daily service. (Star-Telegram/Khampha Bouaphanh) Star-Telegram

Etihad Airways will increase its flights between Dallas/Fort Worth Airport and Abu Dhabi to daily service starting on February 2.

The Persian Gulf carrier currently flies the route only three times a week. It will continue to use a Boeing 777-200LR aircraft on the route that has eight first class seats, 40 business class seats and 177 economy seats.

“This move shows the strength of the North Texas market for international travel for business and leisure, and further demonstrates that a great amount of global business flows through DFW,” said airport chief executive Sean Donohue.

Passengers on Etihad flights to DFW do not have to enter through U.S. customs as they pass through a pre-clearance facility in Abu Dhabi. By skipping the customs process, those passengers can head straight to a domestic connecting flight at DFW.

Etihad first started operating nonstop service between DFW and Abu Dhabi in December 2014.

Andrea Ahles: 817-390-7631, @Sky_Talk

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