Etihad to open new First Class lounge in Abu Dhabi

Showcases modern Arabian design elements

Etihad Airways will open a spectacular new First Class Lounge at Abu Dhabi International Airport’s Terminal 3 in May 2016.

The lounge will be for the exclusive use of its First Class guests, Etihad Guest Platinum and Etihad Airways Partners Platinum guests, and those staying in The Residence onboard its Airbus A380 fleet‎.

The investment and development of the world-leading facility highlights the airline’s commitment to its valued top-tier guests.

The state-of-the-art space combines modern Arabian design elements and the understated elegance and luxury synonymous with the Etihad Airways brand, demonstrating the airline’s legendary hospitality and constant drive for perfection in its multi-award-winning First Class experience, both on the ground and in the air.

Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways Chief Commercial Officer:

“The new First Class Lounge in Abu Dhabi will be the jewel in the crown of our ever-growing global lounge portfolio, a showcase of intelligent design and innovation,‎ and the world’s best premium airport experience. We are confident that it will deliver a product and service which is as highly acclaimed as it is inflight and look forward to unveiling its many unique features with great pride.”

About Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways is the national airline of the United Arab Emirates. It is the second largest airline of the Emirates after Dubai-based Emirates.

Etihad established its own airline alliance, Etihad Airways Partners, in 2015, which includes Alitalia, Jet Airways, airberlin, Niki, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles and Etihad Regional.


Etihad operates more than 1,000 flights per week to over 120 passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas.

Passenger Fleet

  • 33 A320 family
  • 26 A330 family
  • 10 A340 family
  • 4 A380-800
  • 30 B777 family
  • 5 B787-9

(source: on 02 Feb 2016)

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