Gulf Carrier Impact:
New York, NY
After the success of their routes over the past two years, Etihad Airways added a second Airbus A380 daily flight from John F. Kennedy to Abu Dhabi.
The experience of the Gulf carriers at John F. Kennedy International shows how Open Skies benefit travelers. Large South Asian and Middle Eastern communities in the New York/New Jersey area value the easy connections to these regions beyond the Gulf countries.
International travel is critical to New York’s economy, making Open Skies a cornerstone to their success in attracting visitors. Governor Andrew Cuomo noted “For each million passengers that JFK fails to accommodate, the region loses approximately $140 million in wages, $400 million in sales, and 2,500 jobs.”
New York residents support access by the Gulf Carriers. View their letters here.