Etihad announces early arrival of Signature A380 service to JFK International Airport

Etihad Airways said its award-winning Airbus A380 service, which features the only commercially available three-room suite in the sky: The Residence by Etihadâ„¢, will begin flying between Abu Dhabi (AUH) and New York´s John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport on Nov. 23, 2015.

The updated arrival date and additional capacity for A380 service comes in response to strong demand from Etihad Airways guests who are traveling during the United States´ busy Thanksgiving holiday, as well as to attend the 2015 Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix taking place Nov. 27-29, 2015.

The new service was originally scheduled to begin on Dec. 1, 2015 and will replace one of the existing Boeing 777 services.

Etihad Airways began operations in 2003, and in 2014 carried 14.8 million passengers. From its Abu Dhabi base, Etihad Airways flies to or has announced plans to serve 113 passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas.