Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will launch daily non-stop flights between the UAE capital Abu Dhabi and the city of Perth in Western Australia from July 15, 2014. The flights will use an Airbus A330-200 aircraft with 262 seats – 22 seats in Pearl Business Class and 240 in Coral Economy…read more >>>
Both legs of Etihad's flights to Australia will typically use Airbus A340-600 aircraft. 12 Diamond First class passengers and 28 Pearl Business class seats in a 1-2-1 formation at the front of the cabin precede 200 Coral Economy flyers in a 2-4-2 layout towards the rear.
In The Air
Etihad has some of the most luxurious in-flight service of any airline. Diamond First class offers a personal, enclosed suite with a seat that reclines completely flat to a length of 6'8". A personal chef, changing room, mini-bar and 23" widescreen television completes the package. Pearl Business seats also lie flat in an enclosed area with a 15" screen and five-star dining brought to you by a dedicated hospitality manager.
Coral Economy passengers must content themselves with spacious ergonomically-designed seats, three freshly prepared meal choices and a 10" seat-back entertainment console.
On The Ground
A layover in Abu Dhabi for Diamond First and Pearl Business class passengers is made more enjoyable by a host of luxury amenities on offer. A spa, champagne bar, cigar lounge and gourmet restaurant are available. If you are flying in either of these classes, you can also enjoy hospitality and business facilities prior to take-off at your departure point from Etihad's partner lounges. The airline offer further upgrades such as Etihad Express bus routes, Etihad Chaffeur limousine transfers and the Premium Connect program which arranges luxury services for onward travel.
Etihad Airways took the World's Best Airline award at the 2011 World Airline Awards as well as scooping Best First Class at the prestigious Skytrax Awards for last three years running.
Abu Dhabi based Etihad Airways has announced a number of major upgrades to its Australian operations including new aircraft, new routes, additional flights and new airport facilities. This includes the introduction of Airbus A380 aircraft on flights from Sydney and Melbourne to Abu Dhabi, construction of lounges at the Sydney and Melbourne Airports in 2014,…read more >>>
Etihad Airways launched daily flights from Washington, DC’s Dulles International Airport to its hub in Abu Dhabi connecting the two capital cities for government, business and leisure travelers. The 15-hour flight will use A340 aircraft with seating for 200 passengers in economy class, 28 in business class and 12 in ultra-luxurious Diamond first class. Dulles…read more >>>
Abu Dhabi (UAE) based Etihad Airways launched daily flights between Abu Dhabi and Brisbane via Singapore in early February. The service uses Airbus A330-200 aircraft in a two class configuration with 22 seats in Pearl Business Class and 240 seats in Coral Economy Class. On-board features include fully flat beds and 15-inch IFE systems in…read more >>>