Etihad Airways is to launch daily Airbus A380 flights
between Abu Dhabi (AUH) and New York’s John F. Kennedy (JFK)
International Airport on 23 November 2015.
Etihad Airways’ Airbus A380 takes flying to
entirely new heights of luxury as it features the only
commercially available three-room suite in the sky –
The Residence by Etihad.
will depart Abu Dhabi at 03:20 to arrive 09:10 in New
York. The return flight, EY102, will depart New York at 14:30
and arrive the next day in Abu Dhabi at 12:15.
service was originally scheduled to begin on 1 December 2015 and
will replace one of the existing Boeing 777 services.
Etihad Airways’ President and Chief Executive Officer, James Hogan,
said, “Etihad Airways is committed to reimagining the travel experience to offer the ultimate in luxury, comfort and service
for our guests. The overwhelmingly positive response we have received to our A380 service on our Abu Dhabi to London and Sydney
routes, as well as for our upcoming launch to New York has exceeded our expectations. With the early introduction of our A380
service into New York, we look forward to further redefining what world-class air travel can be for our guests traveling on Etihad
Airways across all classes of service.”
From the moment
they begin their journey, guests in The Residence enjoy the
ultimate in luxury: a chauffeur-driven transfer to the airport; up
to two guests on board will experience a private three-room suite
that includes a living room, a double bedroom, and a separate ensuite shower room. Guests also have access to the Etihad
Lifestyle Concierge team, which works closely with the airline’s
Savoy-trained butler to deliver highly personalised
service both on the ground and in the air, including dining reservations, entertainment bookings, special events, destination
information and lifestyle services.
The nine First
Apartments in First Class are completely private living spaces
featuring a reclining lounge chair and an ottoman, which opens up
to become a separate 80.5 inch long fully-flat bed.
of 70 Business Studios are located on the upper deck of the A380,
all offering direct aisle access, a fully flat bed of up to 80.5 inches long, and an increase of 20% in personal space.
The Lobby, a lounge located between the First Class
and Business Class cabins, features two leather sofas and a staffed bar serving a wide selection of hot snacks and
The main deck features 415 Economy Smart
Seats, which provide enhanced comfort with a unique ‘fixed wing’
headrest on each seat, adjustable lumbar support, and a seat width
of almost 19 inches.
Etihad Airways has introduced the
latest Panasonic eX3 entertainment system on its A380 fleet,
providing more than 750 hours of on- demand entertainment, improved
gaming, and high definition screens across all cabins.
has full mobile and Wi-Fi service, with USB and power points at
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