Etihad Airways to open new first class lounge at Abu Dhabi International

Etihad's first class lounge at T1

Etihad Airways, a strategic partner of The First Group, will unveil its new First Class Lounge at Abu Dhabi International Airport’s Terminal 3 in May this year.

The lounge is designed for the exclusive use of its First Class guests, Etihad Guest Platinum and Etihad Airways Partners Platinum guests, and those staying in The Residence onboard its Airbus A380 fleet‎.

The investment and development of the world-leading facility highlights the airline's commitment to its valued top-tier guests, the airline said in a statement.

Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways Chief Commercial Officer, added: “The new First Class Lounge in Abu Dhabi will be the jewel in the crown of our ever-growing global lounge portfolio, a showcase of intelligent design and innovation,‎ and the world’s best premium airport experience. We are confident that it will deliver a product and service which is as highly acclaimed as it is inflight and look forward to unveiling its many unique features with great pride.”

The state-of-the-art space combines modern Arabian design cues and the understated elegance and luxury synonymous with the Etihad Airways brand, demonstrating the airline’s legendary hospitality and constant drive for perfection in its multi-award-winning First Class experience, both on the ground and in the air.  

The announcement of the new luxurious lounge comes just weeks after Etihad won the prestigious ‘Innovation in Travel Award’ for The Residence at the Travel Weekly Globe Travel Awards in the United Kingdom.

The Residence is the world’s only private three-room cabin on a commercial aircraft and is available on the airline’s Airbus A380 fleet.

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