Travellers have spoken. Etihad listened. The flagship airline of the United Arab Emirates is bringing back its popular A380 – and along with it, one of the most elite commercial flying experiences in the world.

Starting from summer 2023, four Airbus A380s will rejoin the Etihad fleet to provide regular service between London Heathrow and Abu Dhabi. These double-decker giants of the skies present passengers with even more exceptional choices in travel, featuring three distinct classes – the First Apartments, Business Studios and Economy Smart Seats – as well as its one-of-a-kind The Residence, a private three-room suite encompassing a bedroom, bathroom and living area.

Comprised of 70 individual Studios, the Business cabin offers everything a travelling professional needs – and then some. WiFi and mobile connectivity allow you to take to the skies without ever missing a message, while fully flat beds with adjustable firmness ensure a restful night of sleep, so you can rise in the morning ready to take on whatever the day may hold. Dine-anytime menus mean you can enjoy signature gourmet meals on your schedule, whenever is most convenient for you, and when you need to take a break, thousands of films, shows, games and other entertainment options are at your fingertips on your sizeable touchscreen TV.

Etihad recently enhanced the Business Studios experience further with the Constellation Collection, an exclusive new line of tableware and textiles created in collaboration with Italian design firm Armani/Casa. Glassware, cutlery and serving ware designed with clean lines, tactile finishes and embossed geometric patterns transport you to a world-class restaurant at every meal, and premium duvet sets and pillowcases cradle you in luxury as you drift off to sleep.

As much as you may enjoy your comfortable private space on board Etihad’s renowned A380, you may at some point want to stretch your legs and socialise with other passengers. Located between the First and Business cabins, The Lobby offers a serviced lounge and bar area accessible to guests in both classes – a stylish space ideal for holding meetings, catching the latest match or simply savouring a drink and a snack while chatting with fellow flyers. 

In the UAE, flying Business with Etihad also includes complimentary airport chauffeur service, a dedicated check-in area for friction-free arrival, and access to the Etihad Premium Lounge with its wide array of refreshments, plush seating and discrete, partitioned workstations for conducting business undisturbed. Etihad, it seems, has truly thought of everything.

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