Mike Rawlings, the Dallas Mayor; James Hogan, the president and CEO of Etihad Airways; and Betsy Price, the Fort Worth Mayor
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, will now fly to Dallas/Ft. Worth, making it the sixth destination in the US. The airline will start running three flights a week to the third largest city in Texas, known for its fortune 500 companies. It eventually hopes to launch a daily service.
“The two-way connections offered by this service will benefit the oil and gas sector and technology sectors, as well as the 20 fortune 500 companies based in Dallas/Fort Worth and the 52 fortune 500 companies based in Texas," said James Hogan, the president and chief executive officer of Etihad Airways.
Dallas and the Ft. Worth area is the 17th largest US port trading with the UAE.
Etihad Airways has made several changes in their service over the past few months, including the following:
First class service and business class seating have both received major updates with a new dining menu. This new menu will have a pre-dessert course and a glass of high-end cognac. New interiors will also provide a new, plush feel to both cabins. Turndown service is a new amenity that will be given to both first and business class. Read more here.
Celebrating the co-sponsorship of Expo Milano 2015, Etihad Airways and Alitalia have debuted two aircraft that will travel to Expo Milano in 2015.
Held in Milan from May 1, 2015, to October 31, 2015, the event is expected to draw 20 million visitors to the Italian city. Read more here.
Etihad Airways is stepping up its service with an elite group of cabin crew who are billed as "the aviation world's first flying butlers." These 13 men and women are trained in etiquette, valet and concierge services.
They will serve those booked in the elite Residence aboard the airline’s Airbus A380, which is set to be in flight this month. Read more here.