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Etihad Passengers Can Use the US Preclearance in Abu Dhabi’s New Terminal from September

Etihad Targets Indian Passengers Travelling US With New Strategy
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Etihad Airways makes a revolutionizing move to attract US-bound Indian travelers. The airline is adding more flights between the USA and India to further enhance the travel experience. Now, Etihad passengers traveling to USA from India can make use of the US preclearance in Abu Dhabi. 

By relocating the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facility to the new terminal at Zayed International Airport, Etihad Airways aims to streamline the pre-clearance process for passengers bound for the USA. This move will provide passengers with a dedicated lounge. Etihad will also offer seamless connections to numerous US cities through partnerships with American Airlines and JetBlue.

When will US Preclearance in Abu Dhabi be shifted to the new terminal?

The US preclearance facility will likely be shifted to the new terminal at Zayed International Airport by September 2024. This will offer Etihad passengers seamless connections to a number of US cities. Apart from the CBP facility, the new lounge will also have a first and business class lounge dedicated to the US pre-cleared passengers. 

What US cities does Etihad Airways serve?

Etihad Airways currently serves major US cities like New York (JFK), Chicago, Boston, and Washington. However, the airline plans to double its presence in the US by expanding its route network. An Indian Eagle flight from JFK to Delhi via Abu Dhabi will let you experience the world-class facilities that Etihad Airways offers

What does Etihad have in store for Indian passengers? 

Leveraging its pre-clearance facility, Etihad is strategically targeting the Indian market to boost its flights to USA and vice versa. With significant available capacity for additional flights to India, Etihad Airways aims to capitalize on the growing demand for travel between the two countries.

Etihad is also making adjustments to appeal to the Indian passenger base. It has taken several initiatives such as sourcing meals from India for return flights and employing a diverse workforce with a significant number of Indian crew members. 

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Despite emerging competition from Indian carriers like Air India and IndiGo, Etihad remains confident in its position within the Indian aviation market. With plans to expand its fleet and enhance its services, Etihad Airways is well-positioned to meet the evolving needs of Indian travelers.

What are your thoughts on Etihad shifting the US preclearance facility to the new terminal? Did you ever make use of Etihad’s US preclearance in Abu Dhabi? If yes, comment below and share your experience.

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