Etihad Dropping San Francisco Flight in October

Etihad launched San Francisco – Abu Dhabi in November 2014. They reduced frequency on the route to 3 times weekly back on February 1. Now they’re eliminating the route entirely October 29. The flight, which has been operated by a Boeing 777-200LR, has not yet been pulled from Etihad’s schedule.

  • Air India’s San Francisco – Delhi flight is a blow to Etihad, which carries a great deal of traffic over Abu Dhabi to India.

  • Emirates has been cutting back its U.S. flights in light of the US administration’s signaling becoming less friendly to many foreign visitors, and the electronics ban on flights from the region.

  • Etihad is scaling back unprofitable activities, such as investments in Alitalia and airberlin. They let go of their CEO who made unprofitable decisions. (So much for claims by Delta, American, and United that Etihad’s decisions aren’t based on profit.)

Etihad Boeing 777-200LR First Class

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