Experience Etihad Airways’ luxurious Business and First Class cabins

10 April 2019

As the national airline of the United Arab Emirates and one of the world’s leading premium airline brands, Etihad seeks to reflect the very best of Arabian hospitality – cultured, considerate, warm and generous. Flying to 90 destinations in 56 countries, you can be sure that your dream holiday will begin with unparalleled service and first-class facilities when you choose Etihad Airways.

“I flew with Etihad Airways to Abu Dhabi a couple of years ago and I couldn’t have been more impressed. The touch screen entertainment system was amazing and had so much choice, and the food was excellent with three main courses to choose from and a warm dessert to wash it down with. The main meal was perfectly complimented by quality wines, which was all part of the impeccable service throughout the flight.”

Mark, Travel Counsellor

Business Class

Business Class with Etihad is certainly not business as usual. The Business Studios on the A380 and 787 Dreamliner offer more space to work, rest and play, and they can be customised to suit every stage of your journey. With all seats converting to fully-flat beds, each one with direct aisle access on every long-haul flight, you can stretch your legs without disturbing your neighbour.

The mood lighting provides a relaxed ambience throughout your flight and this, along with the in-seat massage function, can be controlled at the touch of a button. Your luxurious amenity kit contains a variety of comfort items, including two exclusive Acqua di Parma products.

With hundreds of hours of on-demand entertainment available through your noise-cancelling headset, you’re completely in control with Etihad’s E-BOX system. Whether you want to enjoy your favourite blockbuster movie, listen to an audiobook or something from the extensive music library, or play one of the exciting interactive games, your entertainment needs will be well catered for. You can also keep in touch with family and friends with a range of connection ports at your fingertips, as well as mobile or Wi-Fi connectivity available on board selected flights.

When you’re feeling peckish, a Business Class Food & Beverage Manager will guide you through the Dine Anytime menu, allowing you the flexibility to eat according to your preferred time zone. They’ll also help you to choose the perfect accompaniment for your meal, whether that’s a refreshing mocktail or a glass of bubbly from the extensive wine list.

TC tip: If you’re travelling with children, you can take advantage of Eithad’s range of family-friendly touches including bassinets, baby and children’s meals, complimentary prams, a family room and even a flying nanny service.

First Class

Etihad has revolutionised the First Class concept with their First Apartment. More than just a seat, each apartment has a large leather armchair and a separate fully-flat bed. The apartments are so spacious that there’s even room to walk around after closing your privacy doors.

Your luxurious space features a chilled refreshments cabinet that’s stocked with a premium selection of beverages and a vanity unit with lit make-up mirror, where you can change into your complimentary loungewear and hang up your clothes in a full-length wardrobe. You’ll also enjoy exclusive access to the First Class bathroom, which features an energising shower with exclusive amenities.

During your flight, Etihad’s internationally-trained inflight chefs will use their culinary experience to invent and prepare an individual dining experience, which could include a dish from the extensive à la carte offering, steak cooked just the way you like it from The Grill menu or something special using fresh ingredients from the pantry. To accompany your meal, choose one of the boutique fine wines that are handpicked from the world’s best vineyards and, after dinner, you can experience Etihad’s signature Cognac service.

When you’re ready for bed, relax in the onboard lounge whilst your apartment is prepared with the luxurious turn-down service. With high-quality bedding and a personal note on your pillow, you can hit your do not disturb button and drift off for the perfect night’s sleep.

The Lobby

Located on the Upper Deck of the A380 between First and Business Class, The Lobby seats up to six guests and is fitted with seatbelts, power supply and connectivity ports.  Inspired by intimate spaces found in boutique hotels, The Lobby offers the perfect place for A380 Upper Deck guests to relax or socialise, whether you want to hold a business meeting, enjoy an in-flight snack or watch a live game or sporting event on the widescreen television.

Exclusive lounge access

Etihad’s world-renowned guest experience doesn’t just start when you board your flight, it begins well before departure and lasts long after arrival.

Whether you choose to fly in Business or First Class, you can experience the ultimate in comfort and luxury at one of the intimate Etihad lounges. Treat yourself to delicious food and drinks, take time out to relax, find a quiet spot to work or simply get some rest before your flight ahead.

The First Class Lounge & Spa at Abu Dhabi offers a lounge experience like no other. Passing through security, you’ll be greeted by an Etihad hostess, who will direct you upstairs to be personally introduced to the lounge. Enjoy fine-dining prepared in-house by Etihad’s chefs, pamper yourself with a treatment in the Six Senses spa, work out in the Fitness Room or enjoy a sensory experience with a combination of soothing sounds and imagery on the video wall in the Relax and Recline Room.

The Residence

For those looking to experience the ultimate in luxury, look no further than The Residence. This private three-room apartment in the sky features a lounge area, separate double bedroom and en suite bathroom with shower. You’ll also enjoy the services of a private Savoy-trained Butler and the VIP Travel Concierge service will take care of your every whim from the moment of reservation right through until the end of your stay.

The only three-room suite in the sky, designed for two people travelling together, The Residence offers a truly unique and bespoke travel experience, all delivered with complete discretion and limitless Etihad hospitality.



If you’re ready to travel in style with Etihad, get in touch with your Travel Counsellor to book your flight and take advantage of a range of exclusive benefits including full financial protection and a 24-hour duty office ready to assist you before, during and after your trip.

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