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Article from BTNews 28 SEPTEMBER 2015

Etihad private jet deal

Passengers in Etihad Airways’ Residence and First Apartment cabins on the Airbus A380 fleet are to be offered exclusive access to private jet hire to complete their journeys thanks to a partnership with aircraft charter specialist Chapman Freeborn.

The A380s operate three daily services from Abu Dhabi to Heathrow, and one of its two daily services between Abu Dhabi and Sydney. On 1 December, Etihad will also deploy an A380 on one of its two daily flights from Abu Dhabi to New York JFK.

Guests travelling in the Residence and First Apartments will be able to charter private jets through Chapman Freeborn for onward travel from Etihad’s A380 gateways to their final destinations.

Chapman Freeborn’s fleet of executive jets ranges from long-range aircraft such as the Gulfstream G650 and Dassault Falcon 7X, to the smaller Cessna Citation X and Bombardier Challenger 350.

The Residence provides a three-room cabin with living room, double bedroom, private bathroom, dedicated butler and a chef. First Apartments feature a living space with lounge chair and an ottoman which converts to an 80.5in fully-flat bed. 

Russi Batliwala, Chief Executive Officer at Chapman Freeborn, said: “Etihad’s cabin innovations are a perfect fit for our private jet services.” www.etihad.com   www.chapman-freeborn.com

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