05 May 2014 16:30
In Dubai at the Arabian Travel Market today, Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, publicly showcased the latest developments in air travel with its new innovative, premium cabins aboard the airline’s Airbus A380 and Boeing B787 Dreamliner aircraft.
each of ground-breaking new cabins were on display at Etihad Airways’ striking
stand, The Residence by Etihad™, with its three-room private cabin, offering a
living room, double bedroom and ensuite shower room, proved to be the centre of
stand opened just hours after Etihad Airways was named as the Middle East’s
Leading Airline for the eighth consecutive year at the World Travel Awards
Middle East. Etihad Airways was also named the Middle East’s Leading Airline –
First Class and the Middle East’s Leading Cabin Crew.
separate ceremony for the 2014 Business Traveller Middle East Awards, also held
last night, Etihad Airways took home the titles for the Airline with the Best
Economy Class and Airline with the Best Frequent Flyer Program.
Airways’ President and Chief Executive Officer, James Hogan, said: “The new
living spaces on display at the Arabian Travel Market today redefine inflight
product and services to a new standard in commercial aviation.
are delivering the most advanced airline cabins in the industry, with
unparalleled quality and style, and importantly at competitive prices across
all three cabins.
Airways’ World Travel Awards and Business Traveller Awards once again reflect
the airline’s commitment to be the best. In every part of the business, our
team continues to achieve excellence through innovation and determination,” Mr
Residence by Etihad™ is located in the forward upper deck of the A380,
accommodating one or two people and comes with a dedicated and professionally
trained personal butler.
A380 also features revolutionary First Apartments, which are fully private
suites with a separate reclining lounge seat and full length bed, as well as
chilled mini-bar, personal vanity unit and wardrobe.
First Suite on the Etihad Airways B787 offers guests an enhanced suite with
chilled mini-bar, complete privacy and centre seats, which can be joined to
create a double bed.
Business Studios, which are arranged in a 1-2-1 configuration, the airline’s
first dovetail (forward and aft) layout, allow optimal use of cabin space. The
suite has a 22 inch wide seat and separate ottoman, which together create a
fully-flat bed of up to 80.5 inches long.
Economy Smart Seat will feature on both the A380 and the B787 offering a unique
ergonomic fixed-wing headrest, giving guests a place to rest their head for
added comfort and relaxation. It has a lumbar support feature and an 11 inch
personal monitor screen, with all the IFE peripherals conveniently set into the
seatback in front.
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