3 NOVEMBER 2014
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World Travel Market (See BTN 27 October) will see Etihad Airways mounting one of the largest ever displays by an airline at a London exhibiion. The Abu Dhabi-based carried is showcasing many of the passenger cabin experiences available on its new A380 aircraft, which will enter service on 27 December 2014 from Heathrow.
On the stand (ME 350) will be full scale mock ups of four major innovations:
The A380 Residence – a 125sq ft cabin including a bedroom with a double bed, bathroom and living room. Passengers will be served by ‘flying butlers’ trained at the Savoy Hotel.
First Apartments – which will be featured on the upper deck of Etihad’s A380s in a 1+1 configuration to create the only single aisle First Class cabin in the industry.
First Suite – with many new features, this will be featured on the airline’s Boeing 787 aircraft. Each completely private First Suite has a large seat and ottoman, both upholstered by Poltrona Frau, which converts into an 80.5 inch long full flat-bed.
Business Studio – which will be featured on both Etihad’s A380 and Boeing 787 aircraft, and will provide 20% more personal space than the airline’s current Business Class seat. www.etihad.com
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