Etihad to suspend Abu Dhabi-Dallas route in 2018
Etihad Airways has announced the suspension of its Abu Dhabi – Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) route effective 25 March 2018, as it will become commercially unsustainable following American Airlines’ unilateral decision to terminate its codeshare agreement with the airline.
“The unfortunate decision by American Airlines to terminate a commercial relationship that benefited both carriers has left Etihad with no choice but to suspend flights between our Abu Dhabi home and Dallas/Fort Worth,” said Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways chief executive officer.
“We are open to American Airlines reversing its decision to cancel our codeshare agreement so that Etihad Airways can continue the route and together protect and support American national interests and global connectivity while driving commercial value for both airlines,” he added.
The said route was launched last December 2014. It commenced with three flights a week and was upgraded to a daily service in February 2017. More than 235,000 travellers have flown on the route since its launch.
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