Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways was established by Royal (Emiri) Decree in July 2003 and is wholly owned by the Government of Abu Dhabi. Its fleet is one of the youngest in the world and comprises of 122 passenger and cargo aircraft which serve more than 110 existing or announced passenger and cargo destinations in 62 countries. Its recent expansion has been assisted by a large number of codeshare partners which give Etihad a combined passenger and cargo network of nearly 600 destinations, and over 25,200 flights per week. The airline offers cabins in Economy Class, Business Class and First Class.

Departs From

  • Edinburgh
  • London Heathrow
  • Manchester

Regional Connections

  • Aberdeen
  • Birmingham
  • Glasgow

Economy Class

Etihad’s Economy Seat has been designed for comfort with adjustable back support and headrest. The cradle recline feature makes sure that your back rests in a more natural position, letting you relax more easily. The seat comes with full-sized fleece blankets, unique pillows that convert into neck pillows for longer flights, blanket bags that double up as a bag to store your personal belongings on long journeys. On long haul flights you will receive a personal amenity kit which contains a pair of socks, toothbrush, toothpaste, and earplugs. You can also let cabin staff know whether you want to be woken for your meal by using a clever ‘Do not disturb / Wake me up to eat’ eye-mask.

Etihad also offer an Economy Smart Seat on some flights. This has a unique headrest that provides a shoulder to lean on and adjustable back support for a more comfortable flight. The seat offers generous legroom and recline.

From both seats you can enjoy hundreds of hours of on-demand entertainment. Keep in touch with friends or family with a range of connection ports at your fingertips and mobile or Wi-Fi connectivity on board for selected flights. 11-inch touch-screen TV (Economy Smart Seat); 10.6-inch touch-screen TV (Economy Seat).

Business Class

On long-haul flights sink into a seat that reclines into a fully-flat bed and sleep soundly with full-size comforters and pillows, adjustable headrest, back support and cushion firmness, mood lighting that provides a relaxed ambience throughout the flight, in-seat massage function and personal lighting – all controlled at the touch of a button. In Business Class, you will enjoy a limited edition amenity kit with designs inspired by some of the iconic cities from our extensive global network. Each kit contains a customised Etihad Airways LUXE City Guide. Scaramouche + Fandango have also developed an exclusive unisex comfort kit and skincare offering in collaboration with Etihad Airways, which you’ll find inside your amenity kit.

Enjoy hundreds of hours of on-demand entertainment with noise-cancelling headsets. Keep in touch with friends or family with a range of connection ports at your fingertips and mobile or Wi-Fi connectivity on board for selected flights. 18.5-inch touch-screen TV (Business Studio); 15.4-inch touch-screen TV (Business Flatbed).

The onboard café service offers light snacks and a choice of teas, coffees and hot chocolate. Etihad’s Food & Beverage Managers are hospitality experts with experience of working in the best hotels and restaurants around the world. They will guide you through our menu options and recommend the perfect accompaniment for your meal, whether that is a refreshing mocktail or a glass of bubbly from the wine list.

First Class

Etihad have revolutionised First Class with the First Apartment. More than just a seat, it has a large leather armchair and separate bed of 6 feet and 10 inches. There is even space to walk around after closing the privacy doors.

Their First Suite is an exclusive and private space. Close the sliding doors and enjoy the most personal of spaces. Step in to your suite and relax in to a comfortable leather seat that converts to a 6-foot 8-inch fully flat bed. Each First Suite also has a personal wardrobe and refreshments cabinet (chilled on the 787 Dreamliner).

Switch on your ‘Do not disturb’ function and enjoy a luxurious turn-down service for a perfect night’s sleep, with all-natural mattress, duvet, cotton sheets and pillows, stylish loungewear, pillow mist and pulse point oil, night time beverage.

Etihad has collaborated with two best-in-class brands to develop a new First Class amenity kit. The limited edition travel bags are designed by Christian Lacroix, one of the leading names in the fashion industry. The skincare range is from Omorovicza, Hungarian luxury skincare products developed in a Nobel prize winning laboratory. Their products are also found in our First Class bathrooms and lounges. The amenity kit skincare products include Perfecting Lip Balm; this lip balm soothes and nourishes dehydrated lips; Face Moisturiser; this cooling gel-cream absorbs instantly, to provide long-lasting hydration; Nourishing Hand Treatment; this fast-absorbing hand cream leaves hands soft, moisturized, lightly scented.

Enjoy hundreds of hours of on-demand entertainment with noise-cancelling headsets. Keep in touch with friends or family with a range of connection ports at your fingertips and mobile or Wi-Fi connectivity on board for selected flights. 24-inch flat-screen TV (First Apartment); 24-inch flat-screen TV (First Suite 787 Dreamliner); 23-inch flat-screen TV (First Suite other aircraft)

The inflight Chefs are fully-qualified, internationally trained chefs. They will use their culinary expertise to invent an individual dining experience for you at 35,000ft. These chefs have a passion for cooking. Your exclusive dining experience could include a dish from our extensive a la carte menu, a steak cooked as you like from The Grill menu, or something special using fresh ingredients from the pantry.

The Residence

With a living room, separate bedroom and ensuite shower room, it is the only three-room suite on a commercial airline, designed for two people travelling together. The living room has a luxurious leather double-seat sofa and two dining tables. Enjoy an intimate meal for two, or watch your 32-inch flat-screen TV through noise-cancelling headsets, as you dine. 

On board, your Savoy-trained Etihad Butler will ensure a tailored experience, looking after you from take-off until touchdown.

The Residence offers all the amenities of a First Class experience but in the most sumptuous surroundings you will find 40,000feet in the air!

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