For those traveling First Class, think of no other airline but Etihad Airways. The Abu Dhabi-based aviation company recently went home with triple honors in the prestigious Skytrax World Airline Awards held recently.
Etihad was named World’s Best First Class Airline, World’s Best First Class Onboard Catering, and World’s Best First Class Airline Seat for its First Apartments and Suites.
Winners in the awards were chosen based on the votes and findings of a 10-month survey of over 18 million air travellers from more than 100 countries.
Above photo illustrates the luxurious First Apartments in select Etihad planes (such as the A380 and Boeing 787 Dreamliner) which feature a Poltrona Frau leather armchair and a separate ottoman which converts into a full-length 80.5 inch long bed. A dedicated shower room is also available for use of the guests. Available in the Boeing 787 planes are 24 inch TV monitors, large dining tables for dual dining, personal wardrobes and privacy doors.
Etihad Airways’ First Class is also manned by onboard chefs who can prepare a bespoke dining experience for its high-flying customers.
Guests can choose from an extensive à la carte menu which includes steaks, side dishes and other delicious meals & snacks that can be enjoyed throughout the day.
Recently, the airline opened its flagship First Class Lounge & Spa at Abu Dhabi International Airport. The lounge includes an à la carte restaurant, showcase bar, fitness room, cigar lounge, Six Senses Spa, Style & Shave barbers, nail bar, TV
room, secluded relaxation room, prayer room and children’s play room which ensure
that all guests receive a personalised experience.
Calum Laming, Vice President of Guest Experience at Etihad Airways,noted that this was the second time the airline has won all three First Class award categories at the World Airline Awards.
“By investing in our products, services and cabins, we demonstrate our continuing commitment to First Class flying and to provide innovative and aspirational travel experiences,” he said.