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Etihad Airways

Ethiad Airways

Etihad Airways

Ethiad Airways Preferred Partner

Etihad Airways, national carrier of the UAE, commenced its service in November 2003 and has, since then, enjoyed a meteoric rise to become one of the fastest-growing commercial airlines in the world, which is underscored by the gathering of a number of prestigious industry awards.

Ethiad Airways First Class

Offering the very best in Arabian hospitality and intuitive service given by the elegantly attired Etihad Airways staff, the airline’s ethos is to become a truly global player in the airline industry whilst created an effortless synergy with its spiritual home, Abu Dhabi – one of the most up and coming leisure destinations in the world. Flying to a huge number of destinations in Africa, Asia, Australasia and the Middle East – as well as locations in the UK and Ireland – Etihad Airways offers its premium class guests a fantastic experience, including fine dining, duty-free shopping available to pre-order for delivery on board, on-demand entertainment options and a chauffeur service at no fewer than forty global destinations. Travel on the A380 and you can even enjoy the experience of The Residence – comprising a living room, bedroom and en suite bathroom – First Apartment or the award-winning First Suite. On the ground, a collection of global airport lounges is complemented by excellent service. At Abu Dhabi International Airport, Etihad’s facilities for First Class guests include a complimentary chauffeur service (pre-booking required), a porter and concierge awaiting your arrival at the airport, a dedicated First Class check-in, Six Senses Spa and five star dining at the Chef’s Table. And when you return from your journey, there’s the conveniently located Etihad Arrivals Lounge to entice travel-weary Etihad guests, allowing them to enjoy a reviving shower, buffet breakfast, plus steam pressing and shoe-shining of their outfits – even a wet shave for gentlemen by Etihad’s fully trained barbers, should they be so inclined.


Classes of Air Travel

Economy Class+
  • Complimentary luxury coach service to and from Abu Dhabi International Airport
  • Comfortable Smart Seat with lumbar support and adjustable headrest, mood lighting and a connectivity hub with mobile and internet access. A full-size fleece blanket and neck pillow is available on longer flights
  • Four-course meal with three options for the main course
  • Café service offering light snacks, cappuccinos and hot chocolates
  • Complimentary bar service with beer, wines, spirits and soft drinks
  • In-flight, on-demand entertainment via a personal 11-inch seatback television, including the latest movies, music, news, games and television shows, plus noise-reducing headphones
  • Wi-fi internet access and ability to use your mobile (selected flights only – charges apply)
  • In-seat power supply supporting major plug types, along with in-seat phone, SMS and e-mail capability
  • Complimentary amenity kit containing socks, eyeshade, earplugs, a toothbrush and toothpaste (available on long-haul flights)
  • Flying Nanny service on long-haul flights with childcare assistance provided by professionally trained staff, special kids’ packs, activities, games and meals
Business Class+
  • Complimentary door-to-door chauffeur service to and from over forty airports across the globe (pre-booking required)
  • Dedicated premium-level check-in
  • Premium Lounges at Abu Dhabi International Airport (T1 and T3) offering a la carte dining, coffee stations, a Six Senses Spa offering complimentary treatments, a barber, Family Room, concierge service, relaxation room, a prayer room (T3 only), shower room, business centre and a den with individual television pods. Etihad Airways Premium Lounges can also be found at airports in Dublin, London, Frankfurt, Paris, Washington and Sydney
  • Comfortable seat with generous recline and ample legroom, an adjustable headrest, footrest and lumbar support (narrow-bodied aircraft)
  • Comfortable fully flat bed featuring direct aisle access, full-size blanket, pillows, adjustable headrest, lumbar support and cushion firmness (wide-bodied aircraft)
  • Mood lighting, a turn down service (on long-haul flights) with cotton loungewear, slippers and a mattress, along with in-seat massage function
  • Complimentary amenity kit with designer products, including lip balm, socks, dental kit, earplugs, eye mask and hand lotion, contained in an elegant Emirati-inspired tapestry bag
  • On-demand, award-winning fine dining, including an all-day menu on longer flights and full-size dinnerware
  • Boutique wine lists for East-bound and West-bound routes, with featured wines showcased each season
  • Café service offering light snacks, cappuccinos and hot chocolates
  • On-demand in-flight entertainment, including the latest movies, music, news, games and television shows
  • Wi-fi internet access and ability to use your mobile (selected flights only – charges apply)
  • In-seat power supply supporting major plug types, along with in-seat phone, SMS and e-mail capability
  • 18-inch screen touch-screen in Business Studio, 15.4-inch touch-screen in flat-bed seats and 10.6-inch flat-screen in Business Class, along with noise-cancelling earphones and a range of connection ports
  • Flying Nanny service on long-haul flights with childcare assistance provided by professionally trained staff, special kids’ packs, activities, games and meals
  • Exclusive Arrivals Lounge at Abu Dhabi International Airport allowing premium class guests of Etihad Airways to freshen up, enjoy breakfast and have their clothes steam pressed prior to their onward journey
First Class+
  • Complimentary door-to-door chauffeur service to and from over forty airports across the globe (pre-booking required)
  • Be greeted on arrival at Abu Dhabi International Airport by a porter and concierge before being escorted to the exclusive First Class check-in
  • Premium Lounges at Abu Dhabi International Airport (T1 and T3) offering a la carte dining, coffee stations, a Six Senses Spa offering complimentary treatments, a barber, Family Room, concierge service, relaxation room, a prayer room (T3 only), shower room, business centre and a den with individual television pods. Etihad Airways Premium Lounges can also be found at airports in Dublin, London, Frankfurt, Paris, Washington and Sydney
  • Ultra-exclusive, The Residence can be found on the A380 and comprises a living room with Poltrona Frau two-seater sofa, an ottoman, two dining tables, a chilled drinks cabinet, 32-inch flat-screen television, a bedroom and an en suite bathroom. In addition, travellers wishing to book The Residence enjoy a VIP Travel Concierge service, an Etihad butler and dedicated chef to create gourmet meals from a menu of options, or a guest’s favourite meal, if preferred
  • First Class Apartment featuring the finest Poltrona Frau upholstered furniture, including an armchair, ottoman and an 81-inch-long bed. Freshen up with designer toiletries in the First Class bathroom, which boasts a shower
  • Enjoy privacy in a First Suite, with a door leading into a personal space comprising a Poltrona Frau leather seat, chilled drinks cabinet, personal wardrobe, ambient lighting and space that allows you to entertain a guest on the flight
  • Complimentary amenity kit with designer products, including lip balm, socks, dental kit, earplugs, eye mask, mints, pillow mist, facial moisturiser and hand lotion, contained in an elegant Emirati-inspired tapestry bag
  • Luxury turn down service with mattresses, cotton sheets, duvets and pillows, stylish loungewear, night time drink, and ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign
  • Dine on demand at your private table with award-winning menus inspired by the world’s leading fine dining restaurants and created by your personal in-flight chef. Meals are served on fine bone china dinnerware, complemented by crystal glassware
  • Canape service, pre-dessert course and Café Gourmand
  • Signature cognacs and a boutique wine list for East-bound and West-bound routes, with featured wines showcased each season
  • Café service offering light snacks, cappuccinos and hot chocolates
  • 750 hours of on-demand in-flight entertainment, including the latest movies, music, news, games and television shows
  • 18-inch screen touch-screen in Business Studio, 15.4-inch touch-screen in flat-bed seats and 10.6-inch flat-screen in Business Class, along with noise-cancelling earphones and a range of connection ports
  • Wi-fi internet access and ability to use your mobile (selected flights only – charges apply)
  • In-seat power supply supporting major plug types, along with in-seat phone, SMS and e-mail capability
  • Flying Nanny service on long-haul flights with childcare assistance provided by professionally trained staff, special kids’ packs, activities, games and meals
  • Exclusive Arrivals Lounge at Abu Dhabi International Airport allowing premium class guests of Etihad Airways to freshen up, enjoy breakfast and have their clothes steam pressed prior to their onward journey

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