In Honor of Dallas/ft. Worth International Airport’s Newest Airline, Etihad Airwaysby Representative Kenny Marchant
Posted on 2014-12-11
in the house of representatives
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Mr. MARCHANT. Mr. Speaker, on December 3, 2014, Etihad Airways become
the latest new airline to start service at Dallas/Ft. Worth
International Airport (DFW), which I represent in Congress. Etihad's
new service now connects DFW with Abu Dhabi and the world beyond.
Though Etihad is only eleven years old, it has already become a trend
setter in the aviation industry for service and onboard product
offerings, winning its 6th straight ``World's Leading Airline'' award
at the World Travel Awards this year.
Etihad and DFW based American Airlines enjoy codesharing and reciprocal frequent flier mileage agreements, making it easier for frequent fliers of both airlines to earn miles on their airline of choice and make connecting flights at DFW or Abu Dhabi. DFW is Etihad's sixth destination in the United States, further increasing ties between the United States and the United Arab Emirates. Etihad serves the DFW/ Abu Dhabi route with a Boeing 777--which will be further complemented by the airline's $40 billion order for additional Boeing aircraft in the coming years equipped with General Electric engines.
I congratulate Etihad and Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport on this latest expansion of international service which will greatly increase travel options for my constituents and promote economic growth in North Texas.