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Taking inspiration from Abu Dhabi, the heart of modern Arabia, Etihad Airways offers outstanding service on its fleet of luxurious new aircraft. Enjoy more choice in Coral Economy Class, stretch out on a 6'1" flat bed in Pearl Business Class, or relax in private personal suites in Diamond First Class.
Diamond First Class
The spacious surroundings and luxurious seating and dining in Etihad Diamond First Class are as elegant as anything on the ground.
Awarded the accolades of World's Best First Class, Best First Class Airline Seat and Best First Class Onboard Catering at the 2010 and 2011 Skytrax World Airline Awards, Etihad's Diamond First Class outshines comparable classes in the industry with award-winning ambience and immaculate attention to detail.
Individual cabins are arranged in a 4-abreast, 1-2-1 seat configuration, each with a seat upholstered in luxurious Poltrona Frau leather, which transforms into a 180 degree flat bed. A six-way movement headrest, backrest, armrest, leg rest and footrest ensure a relaxing journey. The seats feature pneumatic lumbar support with built-in massage facility, reading light and desk lamp, as well as a mini-bar, coat hanger and personal stowage space.
Etihad's in-flight service, Inspired Service, allows guests the flexibility to choose when to eat and drink from a new menu featuring a la carte and kitchen choices. Enjoy a medley of fine ingredients, with Oriental, Asian, European and Middle Eastern influences creating classic choices. Choose the finest wines served from the bottle by your personal Food & Beverage Manager.
Diamond First Class brings big-screen luxury (at 23", the new LCD screens are the largest in the industry) to the skies, including over 600 hours of world class entertainment with the Audio-Video On-Demand (AVOD) system and noise-cancelling headsets. Diamond First suites also offer in-flight telephony on some aircraft, two USB ports and an RCA socket, so you can connect your laptop.
Pearl Business Class
Enjoy a degree of quiet privacy as you relax in Pearl Business Class and indulge in the warm and personalised Etihad service that awaits you.
Enjoy a degree of quiet privacy as you relax in Pearl Business Class and indulge in the warm and personal Etihad service that awaits you. The self-contained, spacious seat transforms into a 6'1", 180 degree flat bed. With a 49" seat pitch and direct access to the aisle, the Pearl Business seat offers plenty of space. For added comfort, each seat is also equipped with individual lighting and a reading lamp. There's also a built-in massage facility to help you relax.
Like every other aspect of travelling in Pearl Business Class, dining is a refined experience. Etihad's award-winning chefs prepare a delicious menu of modern cuisine that reflects their truly international flavour and service remains warm and personal. Skytrax 2009, awarded Etihad Airways Best Business Class Catering. Etihad is also pleased to offer the services of an onboard Food & Beverage Manager, responsible for championing the quality, presentation and delivery of food and beverages served, ensuring it is consistently to the highest standards.
Pearl Business Class offers over 600 hours of entertainment on its advanced Audio-Video On-Demand system. With 16" personal touch LCD screens and noise-cancelling headsets, you can also enjoy more flexibility as you can use the Plug-and-Play feature to view your own videos, while the audio player lets you create your own playlists. You can catch up with work while you travel, with power access, USB ports and an RCA socket, so you can connect your laptop and work the hours away.
Clubs, Lounges and Alliances
Fly regularly with Etihad and you can rise quickly through the tiers of the Etihad Guest Programme. Enjoy even more benefits as you travel, from guaranteed Coral Economy seats, priority check-in and One Mile redemption. Spend as little as one Etihad Guest Mile and take advantage of amazing shopping opportunities at the Reward Shop or use your Etihad Guest Miles for free upgrades and experience the warmth of the welcome in our Pearl Business or the unparalleled luxury of our Diamond First Class.
Exclusive Etihad lounges are available at Abu Dhabi International, London Heathrow, Manchester, Dublin and Frankfurt Airports. In the Pearl Business Class lounge you'll find luxury leather seating, screenings of your favourite movies, relaxation zone, an extensive library and family room for children. Diamond First Class lounge guests also enjoy a Champagne Bar and Cigar Lounge. A Six Senses Spa offers rejuvenating treatments, while fine dining awaits, with award-winning chefs ready to delight you with our flexible 'all-day-dining' concept. Our slumber service helps you catch up on sleep in comfortable daybeds while high-tech business hubs ensure that you're never out of touch, even when you're on the move.
Etihad and the Virgin Australia Group of Airlines have joined forces to offer guests an expanded global network and increased loyalty rewards through fully reciprocal frequent flyer programmes and airport lounge access. Etihad customers can now travel from and to all of Virgin Australia Group's 44 destinations in Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, Asia and to Los Angeles. With our 71 destinations available to Virgin Australia customers, the two companies offer a joint network of 115 destinations.
The Last Word
Operating one of the youngest and most environmentally-efficient fleets in the world, Etihad offers the highest standards of service and comfort both on the ground and in the air. To complement our onboard service, Etihad offers bespoke pick-up and drop off chauffeur services to Diamond First and Pearl Business Class guests at selected destinations and a luxury coach service for Coral Economy Class guests travelling to the UAE.