Etihad Airways

About Etihad Airways

The Residence

Welcome to the world’s most luxurious living space in the air

The Residence is a haven of tranquility, reflecting an exclusive lifestyle that offers the ultimate in high-end luxury.

Fly to London from Abu Dhabi and be the first to experience the luxury of our A380. Flights will operate commercially from Abu Dhabi to London Heathrow starting December 2014.

The Residence Experience A380

VIP Travel Concierge Service

From a luxury chauffeur to private check-in and lounge, we have designed every part of the travel experience to be seamless and discreet.

The Etihad Butler

Onboard, The Etihad Butler is on hand to ensure all arrangements are in place and plan both the inflight and après-flight itinerary according to personal preferences.

Inflight Chef

An inflight Chef can prepare meals from a range of gourmet menu options or even create a guest’s favourite dish.

The Residence Living Room

The living room has a luxurious Poltrona Frau leather double-seat sofa with ottoman, two dining tables, chilled drinks cabinet and 32-inch flat screen TV.

The Residence Ensuite bathroom

A soft-carpeted hallway leads to the ensuite bathroom with shower, exclusive toiletries and bathrobes

The Residence Bedroom

The bedroom in The Residence is decorated with delicate fabrics and furnished with natural fibre mattress double bed, Egyptian cotton sheets and choice of pillows.

Experience the ultimate in luxury high above the clouds and wake up to breakfast in bed over an expanse of beautiful skies.

First Suite B787

Our First Suite is an exclusive space where timeless luxury has been reimagined.

Enjoy uncompromised privacy behind closed doors and exquisite features such as a Poltrona Frau leather seat, stylish fabric and finishes, and ambient lighting.

Each First Suite has a personal wardrobe, chilled drinks cabinet and space that allows you to entertain another guest.

Business Class Studio

The modern design and thoughtful features create a sense of space and freedom, with direct aisle access, convenient storage spaces and mood lighting. The seat converts into a comfortable fully-flat bed of up to 80.5-inches. Relax on all ultra long-haul flights on special mattresses for bedtime comfort in complimentary loungewear.

A large personal 18-inch touch screen TV with noise-cancelling headsets delivers over 750 hours of the latest blockbusters, timeless classics and interactive games. With a special pneumatic comfort system to adjust the firmness of the seat, in-seat massage and lighting, all at the touch of a button, guests can customise the perfect environment for every stage of the journey.

Experience Etihad


Enjoy treatments in our Six Senses Spa, a cocktail at the bar, or catch up on some sleep in the Snooze Room.Our lounges have it all, and everything's complimentary.

Pearl Business Lounge:

  • Business:
    • Meeting Room
    • Business Centre
  • Food and Drink:
    • International Buffet
  • Relaxation and wellbeing
    • Six Senses Spa
    • Library
    • Snooze Room
    • Showers
    • Family Room
    • Main Lounge

Guest Transfer:

From your own Etihad Chauffeur for Diamond First and Pearl Business to coach transfers for Coral Economy, your convenience is our priority.

  • Free Transfers anywhere in the UAE
  • Free Transfers London Heathrow Airport - Up to 100 miles
  • Free Transfers Manchester Airport - Up to 100 miles

Etihad Chauffeur:

Diamond First and Pearl Business Guests receive door-to-door luxury limousine service, complete with a personal chauffeur. The limousine is fully stocked with refreshments and your favourite daily newspaper.

Fine Dining:

  • Dine as you like, when you like. Choose from an extensive á la carte range or our ‘Anytime Kitchen’ menu.
  • Enjoy a complimentary bar service, whichever cabin you choose to fly in.
  • Good food, fine wines and the way to get the best of both – they have an informed opinion on everything that makes for a good meal.

Pearl Business Class Flights

Pearl Business Class (Flat):

The most luxurious way to fly for business and pleasure. Discover a style and space like no other, in the World’s Best Business Class as voted by Skytrax 2009 and its 16 million users.

Inspired Service

Our Inspired Service concept delivers world-class attentiveness for the duration of your business class flight and beyond

  • You decide how you spend your journey. And when and how we serve you.
  • From limousines, to lounges, to onboard – experience comfort, luxury and an intimate atmosphere when you fly in our Pearl Business Class.
  • Enjoy the dedicated attention of your own Food & Beverage Manager recruited from the finest restaurants.

Luxurious seat:

Sit back and relax in luxurious business class flat bed seats with 49-inch seat pitch and generous recline.

  • Enjoy a world of space and privacy with business class seats placed in 1-2-1 configuration, offering direct aisle access to every guest. A privacy shell around every flat bed seat adds that extra touch.
  • Sleep easy in seats that stretch out into 6ft 1-inch full flat beds.
  • Find comfort in little details such as an adjustable headrest, footrest and lumbar support.

Inspired Dining

We’ve taken the best of five-star hospitality into our Pearl Business Class to give you an inspiring dining experience.

  • Dine as you like, when you like. Choose from an extensive á la carte range or our Anytime Kitchen menu.
  • Relish the flavour and freshness of the finest ingredients that go into the creation of our dishes, all prepared by our award-winning chefs. Savour our boutique wines, handpicked from the world’s best vineyards.
  • Your Food and Beverage manager, our onboard fine dining expert, will help you find the right dish to suit your mood and the perfect accompaniment for your meal.

Entertainment, on demand

Stay entertained on your business class flight with over 600 hours of on-demand entertainment: your ticket to the latest movies, TV shows, music and interactive games.


  • Enjoy big-screen entertainment with our 16 -inch personal LCD TVs.
  • Our E-BOX inflight system puts you in control of the latest blockbusters, timeless classics and the best in interactive games.
  • Noise-cancelling headsets ensure that the show goes on, uninterrupted.

Connectivity options:

Our business class flat bed seats are equipped with in-seat power sockets compatible with most major plug types.

Time to sleep:

Sink into a beautifully appointed flatbed with everything you need for a good night’s sleep.

Lighting options:

Our business class inflight mood lighting system creates the perfect atmosphere for every stage of your flying experience, be it sleeping, dining or relaxing.

  • Drift into a comfortable sleep in a cosy beds with warm blankets and soft pillows.
  • Dip into your designer Aigner valise to find everything you need for a good flight’s sleep, including eye masks and ear plugs.

In-flight Entertainment

Entertainment on demand

Beyond just films

Stay in touch

Pearl Business Class

A 15-inch* screen brings our selection of the best entertainment to life.

  • Enjoy over 600 hours of entertainment on demand, including 78 movies. Choose from 24 new releases and 14 classics from Hollywood, and Arabic, Chinese, Indonesian, Malay, Tagalog, French, Russian, Italian, German, Hindi, Malayalam and Tamil titles.
    • With as many as 116 TV titles to choose from, you will certainly find your favourite programme on board. Browse our CD library with more than 400 albums.
    • Keep in touch with colleagues, friends and family throughout your flight. Onboard telephone offering very competitive voice calls*.
    • Enjoy 600 hours of on-demand entertainment on our 15-inch* individual LCD TVs.
    • Noise-cancelling headsets ensure that the show goes on, uninterrupted.
    • Recharge your laptop or iPod; connect your personal devices to E-BOX, our entertainment system - every seat has all that’s required to help you work or play, including power sockets compatible with all major plug types, as well as iPod, USB, Ethernet and audio jack sockets.