Etihad opens First and Business Lounge at LAX

Third airport in U.S. to offer Etihad's Premium lounge

Etihad Airways has officially opened its new First and Business Class Lounge within the Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

The First & Business Class Lounge Los Angeles is the airline’s third Premium Lounge in the U.S. following on from Washington, D.C. and New York’s JFK.

The new facility features the same ‘Modern Arabian’ decorative elements which characterise Etihad Airways’ new international lounges. The décor draws inspiration from the geometric patterns found in the traditional and modern architecture of Abu Dhabi and its spectacular desert landscape.

The space features luxuriously appointed seating, an à la carte dining area, showcase bar, TV area, shower facilities, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, multi-zone electrical and USB power outlets, and a selection of international magazines and daily newspapers. A separate VIP area can also be made available when required.


Superior dining options are served à la carte and buffet-style in an exclusive dining area. Menus are changed frequently and feature a choice of dishes inspired by the flavors of California, the Middle East and around the world. Cuisine is prepared on-site by a team of highly skilled chefs, using fresh local, sustainably and ethically sourced seasonal produce. An accompanying wine list has been carefully chosen to match the culinary offering and includes a selection of fine Californian and European labels.

Etihad opens new First and Business Class Lounge at LAX

Showcase bar

The sculptural showcase bar, which is now a striking hallmark of Etihad Airways’ new collection of global lounges, features ten leather bar stools with USB power points adjacent to each, and is stocked with 75 premium spirits, champagne and aperitifs.

Etihad opens new First and Business Class Lounge at LAX

Martin Drew, Etihad Airways Senior Vice President Americas:

“As a world-leading airline, Etihad Airways continues to redefine travel, setting new benchmarks for innovative service on the ground and in the air.”

“Our new First and Business Class Lounge in Los Angeles demonstrates our unwavering commitment to travelers on the US West Coast, and in the United States as a whole, by providing them with the intuitive hospitality they have come to expect from our people and our brand. It gives us great pleasure to inaugurate this facility.”

The new Los Angeles facility adds to the airline’s expanding collection of 15 Premium Lounges including Abu Dhabi (new dedicated signature First Class Lounge and Spa in Terminal 3; Premium Lounges in Terminals 1 and 3; a Premium Lounge within the unique US Preclearance facility, and the Premium Arrivals Lounge), Frankfurt, London, Manchester, Dublin, Paris, Washington D.C., New York JFK, Sydney and Melbourne.


Etihad Airways First & Business Class Lounge Los Angeles is conveniently located airside, overlooking the renovated terminal’s exclusive shopping promenade.


It is open for the exclusive use of Etihad First Class and Business Class guests, Etihad Guest Platinum, Gold and Silver members flying on EY170, and Etihad Airways Partner (EAP) airlines’ equivalent Platinum and Gold members.

N.B. Image credit: Etihad Airways

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