Etihad Airways made an announcement that it will add its 5th gateway city Dallas/Forth Worth in the United States to its route portfolio from December 3, 2014. The airline also flies to Toronto in Canada.
Etihad starts flights to Los Angeles on June 1, 2014. Qatar Airways, American Airlines (whose hub is DFW) Oneworld alliance partner , will start flying to DFW from its hub in Doha from July 1, 2014.
The flight between Abu Dhabi and Dallas/Forth Worth is thrice weekly.
The number of flights operated by Emirates, Qatar Airways and Etihad to North America from their Gulf hubs is ever increasing.
This is a good news for American Airlines AAdvantage members that can redeem for flights on both Qatar Airways and Etihad, as long as Etihad and American Airlines continue their partnership.