Etihad Airways welcomes guests on its first A380 flights between US, Abu Dhabi

Etihad Airways said it celebrated the arrival of its award-winning Airbus A380 service at New York´s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK).

The event marked the US debut of the airline´s exclusive A380 service, including The Residence by Etihadâ„¢, the only commercially available three-room suite in the sky, luxurious First Apartments, comfortable Business Studios and Economy Smart Seats.

The A380 now serves guests traveling on one of the airline´s two daily flights between New York and Abu Dhabi.

The introduction of the airline´s signature A380 travel experience comes just in time for the busy holiday travel season, as well as to serve those guests traveling to the 2015 Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix taking place Nov. 27-29, 2015.

Etihad Airways began operations in 2003, and in 2014 carried 14.8 million passengers.