Etihad Airways has today officially opened its new First and Business Class Lounge within the Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
Building on a growing global reputation for product innovation and
development, the lounge reflects a commitment to delivering exceptional
hospitality experiences for First and Business Class guests departing on Etihad
Airways’ daily EY170 Boeing 777 services from the US West Coast’s commercial
and entertainment hub.
Together with Etihad Airways’ Premium Lounges in Washington, D.C.,
and New York’s JFK, the new First & Business Class Lounge Los Angeles is
the airline’s third dedicated hospitality haven in the Americas, and the first
on the US West Coast.
The new facility moves away from the normal conventions of airport
lounge design, and features the same ‘Modern Arabian’ decorative elements which
characterize Etihad Airways’ new international lounges. The décor draws
inspiration from the geometric patterns found in the traditional and modern
architecture of Abu Dhabi and its spectacular desert landscape.
Martin Drew, Etihad Airways Senior Vice President Americas, said: “As a world-leading airline,
Etihad Airways continues to redefine travel, setting new benchmarks for
innovative service on the ground and in the air.”
“Our new First and Business Class Lounge in Los Angeles
demonstrates our unwavering commitment to travelers on the US West Coast, and
in the United States as a whole, by providing them with the intuitive
hospitality they have come to expect from our people and our brand. It gives us
great pleasure to inaugurate this facility.”
"LAWA and our airline partners are committed to continuing
our initiatives to transform and modernize LAX into a world-class airport that
Angelenos and visitors deserve,” said Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) Chief
Executive Officer Deborah Flint. “We applaud Etihad Airways in bringing this
exciting, new premium lounge experience that truly caters to the modern
More akin to top hotels, fine dining establishments and private
members’ clubs, the new lounge provides a tranquil environment in which guests
can relax, re-energize, be entertained, and enjoy the finest culinary
experiences and hospitality services for which the airline is renowned. The
space features luxuriously appointed seating, an à la carte dining area,
showcase bar, TV area, shower facilities, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi,
multi-zone electrical and USB power outlets, and a selection of international
magazines and daily newspapers. A separate VIP area can also be made available
Conveniently located airside, overlooking the renovated terminal’s
exclusive shopping promenade and measuring 407m2, the Etihad Airways
First & Business Class Lounge Los Angeles is open for the exclusive use of
Etihad First Class and Business Class guests, Etihad Guest Platinum, Gold and
Silver members flying on EY170, and Etihad Airways Partner (EAP) airlines’
equivalent Platinum and Gold members.
The new Los Angeles facility adds to the airline’s expanding
collection of 15 Premium Lounges including Abu Dhabi (new dedicated signature
First Class Lounge and Spa in Terminal 3; Premium Lounges in Terminals 1 and 3;
a Premium Lounge within the unique US Preclearance facility, and the Premium
Arrivals Lounge), Frankfurt, London, Manchester, Dublin, Paris, Washington
D.C., New York JFK, Sydney and Melbourne.
Etihad Airways commenced daily non-stop service between Los
Angeles (LAX) and Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) on July 1, 2014. In
addition, the airline offers daily services between Abu Dhabi and Chicago, San
Francisco and Washington, D.C. (IAD), as well as twice-daily services to New
York (JFK) and three-times-weekly services to Dallas/Fort Worth.