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Etihad Airways increases capacity to New York by a third, adds in-flight connectivity

13-Jun-2013 9:20 AM

Etihad Airways announced (12-Jun-2013) it added Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on its daily Abu Dhabi-New York service, effective 01-Jun-2013, increasing capacity on route by 36.6%. The aircraft replaces an Airbus A340-500. The Boeing aircraft is AeroMobile-connected, allowing passengers to use their own mobile phones to text, browse and call in flight, via the Panasonic Avionics eXPhone service and AeroMobile. Etihad launched its inflight connectivity services with AeroMobile and Panasonic in Nov-2012 with a commitment to install the services across the entire fleet. To date 13 Etihad aircraft have been equipped with inflight connectivity, and the airline has an aggressive roll-out plan which will see the whole fleet covered by mid-2014. [more - original PR]