15-Nov-2012 2:57 PM

Etihad Airways plans to expand US network

Etihad Airways CEO James Hogan said (14-Nov-2012) the airline is keen to expand its network in the US, which is one of the carrier's highest performing regions with an average load factor of 81% in 2012. The airline plans to commence daily Abu Dhabi-Washington service on 31-Mar-2013. Mr Hogan said, "As we build our operations at Washington, D.C., we are also keen to expand further in the US and are examining a number of other destinations, particularly on the West Coast." [more - original PR]