Etihad Airways recently announced the suspension of its Abu Dhabi – Dallas route effective from March 25, 2018, as it will become commercially unsustainable following American Airlines’ unilateral decision to terminate its codeshare agreement with the airline.

More than 235,000 travellers have flown on the route since its launch in 2014 and almost half of Etihad Airways’ customers have been connected on US codeshare flights operated by American Airlines.

Peter Baumgartner, CEO, Etihad Airways, explained, “The cancellation of the Dallas route is one of several adjustments that we are making to our US network in 2018 in order to improve system profitability. Further changes are possible as we monitor the full impact of the American Airlines codeshare cancellation on summer 2018 bookings.”