Exclusive luxury travel on board Etihad Airways

Jennifer Atkinson | 7 May, 2014

Etihad Airways has raised the bar in luxury air travel with the launch of their new A380 apartments and B787 suites.

The Abu Dhabi-based airline showcased the new features over the weekend to great acclaim; and at the Inspiring Travel Company we are delighted to announce that we will soon be able to offer our clients this exclusive way to travel…watch this space!

Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways’ Chief Commercial Officer, said: “Our new First Apartments and First Suites are major milestones for Etihad Airways and the global aviation industry as a whole, marking the dawn of an exciting new era in sophisticated, luxurious air travel.”

The Residence by Etihad™ looks set to be one of the most luxurious ways to travel by air in the form of a completely new upper-deck cabin on the A380. Accommodating single or double occupancy, it features a living room, separate double bedroom and en-suite shower room. Guests in The Residence will also have a personal butler and a dedicated VIP Travel Concierge team who will ensure every detail of their travel experience, including ground transport, cuisine, and amenities, are tailored to their requirements. Etihad has also announced that the A380 will soon feature First Apartments; fully private suites with a separate reclining lounge seat and full-length bed, as well as a chilled mini-bar, personal vanity unit and wardrobe. Great news for business travellers is that the airline will have the A380 aircrafts fitted with full mobile and Wifi service while the B787 will be equipped with Wifi.

James Hogan, Etihad Airways’ President and Chief Executive Officer, said: “These new living spaces will raise inflight product and service standards to their highest level yet in commercial aviation and alter air travellers’ expectations of inflight comfort and luxury forever.”

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