Come June, the large Indian community in Los Angeles will get another convenient travel option to visit Mera Bharat Mahaan thanks to Etihad Airways.
Starting June 1, 2014, Etihad will offer daily, non-stop flights between Los Angeles and its hub at Abu Dhabi.
Since Etihad flies to several Indian cities including Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kozhikode, Thiruvananthapuram and Bangalore from Abu Dhabi, the upcoming service will greatly benefit Indians in Southern California.
Los Angeles will be Etihad’s fourth US destination, joining New York, Washington D.C. and Chicago.
L.A. Flight Details
Flight EY171 will depart daily from Abu Dhabi at 8.45AM and arrive in Los Angeles at 2.15PM the same day.
On the return leg, flight EY170 will leave Los Angeles at 4.15PM and land in Abu Dhabi at 7.35PM the following day.
Etihad intends to deploy a three cabin Boeing 777-200LR on the Los Angeles flights.
The aircraft will be configured to carry 237 passengers, with 8 Diamond First Class suites, 40 Pearl Business Class flatbed seats, and 189 Coral Economy Class seats.