Etihad Airways is one of two national flag carriers of the United Arab Emirates, the other being Emirates Airlines. The fast-growing Etihad Airways is owned by the government of Abu Dhabi and is based there, from where it serves over 65 destinations in more than 40 countries in Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Americas and the Middle East. One of the world’s leading premium airline brands, Etihad Airways has been awarded ‘World’s Leading Airline’ at the World Travel Awards for five consecutive years. Its aim is to reflect the best of Arabian hospitality, enhance the prestige of Abu Dhabi and to challenge and change the conventions of airline hospitality.
Business Class with Etihad is not business as usual. We have created spaces where guests can work, rest and play. We call it ‘intelligent living in the sky’.
The luxury, comfort and service we offer in business equates to that of First Class on other airlines.
In Etihad’s Business Class, turn the downtime of travel into an opportunity for inspiration. Enter a world of choice and comfort with our intuitive service and warm hospitality. You decide when and how we serve you.
Our service includes:
As an Economy Class guest on Etihad Airways, we aim to make your journey as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
You will be treated to:
In pursuit of its aim to ‘reimagine flying’, Etihad airlines offer three different levels of first class travel. All come with pre-flight chauffeured arrival, private check-in and lounge with spa.
• The Residence offers the only three-room suite in the sky: a bedroom with double bed, en-suite bathroom and living room, complete with butler to plan your pre and post-flight itinerary, as well as a chef to create meals from a gourmet menu or your favourite dishes to order.
• The First Apartment is furnished with a wide leather armchair, an ottoman which opens into a bed and space for walking around. You can invite a companion for a meal or meeting. The apartment comes with flat-screen TV and travellers have use of the First Class bathroom.
• The First Suite offers total privacy behind closed doors and features a leather seat, personal wardrobe, chilled drinks cabinet and enough space to allow for entertaining another guest.
Etihad Airways has christened its business class the ‘Business Studio’. The airline claims that its business class is equivalent to that of First Class on other airlines. On a business-class flight with Etihad Airways, you have fully functional working space, plenty of storage space and a seat which reclines into a comfortable fully flat bed. You are even provided with loungewear for relaxing or sleeping. Seating has a pneumatic comfort system for adjusting the firmness of the seat and providing an in-seat massage. For entertainment, a personal touchscreen TV comes with noise-cancelling headsets and delivers a massive choice of the latest movies, classic films and games. Pre-flight, business passengers are offered premium check-in and use of the Business Lounge in Abu Dhabi and other major airports, along with fine dining, business facilities and the Six Senses Spa. Abu Dhabi offers showers, shaving facilities and clothes steam cleaning on arrival.
With the label of ‘Economy Smart Seat’ Etihad promotes its economy class as simply smart. Passengers on Etihad Airlines are treated to ergonomically designed seats with adjustable back support and fixed wing headrests for comfortable snoozing. Each seat has an entertainment and connectivity hub with all controls within easy reach, and mood lighting aims to encourage calm, sleep and revitalisation before arrival. On long-haul flights, you are given an amenity kit with socks, eye masks, earplugs and a toothbrush and toothpaste. You also have on-demand entertainment with a huge choice of films and games, which come with noise-reducing headsets. For in-flight dining, passengers are offered four-course meals with a choice of three main courses as well as a café service offering snacks with tea, coffee and hot chocolate. If you are travelling with children on an etihad flights, a trained Flying Nanny will be on hand to provide assistance with kids' activity packs and meals.
Parents can relax on board Etihad Airways long-haul flights while a Flying Nanny helps care for your child.
The service includes: