Etihad Airways First Class Scores Skytrax Awards Hat-trick
Etihad Airways has been presented with three coveted awards for the World’s Best First Class, Best First Class Onboard Catering, and Best First Class Airline Seat at the annual Skytrax World Airline Awards.
The World Airline Awards which were held at the Musee de l’Air et de l’Espace, as part of the bi-annual Paris Airshow, are widely considered to be a global benchmark of airline excellence.
Winners are chosen based on the votes and findings of a ten month survey of over 19 million air travellers from 105 countries.
Recently, Etihad Airways has won numerous accolades for its First Class service and cabin designs. This also marks the third time the airline has won all three First Class award categories at the World Airline Awards.
Etihad Airways A380's features nine First Apartments, unique living spaces which is 39 square feet in area, and feature a Poltrona Frau leather armchair and a separate ottoman. A dedicated shower room is available for exclusive use by First Class guests.
The Boeing 787s are equipped with eight private First Suites in a unique curved aisle setting, an airline industry first, with a 10 per cent increase in personal space.
Etihad Airways’ longhaul fleet of Boeing 777s and Airbus A330/A340 aircraft also feature private First Class suites, with Poltrona Frau leather seating and cutting-edge features and amenities.