This blog post was updated on July 5, 2019.
Everyone likes more options, especially when one of those options happens to be San Francisco. In a few short months, Etihad Airways will make indulging in the sun, sand, and surf of the West Coast easy. Etihad, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will launch its San Francisco service on November 18, 2014.
Considered a major opportunity for the airline’s United States expansion, the daily scheduled flights to San Francisco International Airport will arrive on a three-class Boeing 777-300ER aircraft leased by Jet Airways. Currently, Etihad offers services to New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Washington, DC. Flights to Dallas are scheduled to begin on December 3, 2014.
“The United States has been placed at the heart of our network development this year,” James Hogan, president and CEO of Etihad Airways, said. “San Francisco is another strong addition and provides our first direct link to Northern California. Given its global prominence as a tourism and business centre, we anticipate strong demand in First, Business and Economy Class, not only between San Francisco and Abu Dhabi, but onwards to destinations across our network and the networks of our codeshare partners.”
San Fran –land of Victorian architecture, impenetrable fog, and too many bohemians –beckons. And soon, Etihad will make your California dreamin’ a reality.