Enjoy brand-new offerings along with signature services onboard Etihad Airways’s new fleet of A350-1000s airbus. By Simrran Gill
Redefining comfort and convenience, Etihad Airways has launched an all-new fleet of A350- 1000s airbus. While the offerings onboard are aplenty, a few highlights include cleverly designed seats for extra comfort; an innovative recline system; a personal device holder for more flexibility to stream, surf, or work; and an enhanced culinary experience with a chef on board.
Design and Interiors
The interiors in the newest cabin are both efficient and sustainable in design. Two major highlights include the lighting design inspired by the shadows cast by Abu Dhabi’s palm trees and the cabin lighting that emulates natural ambient light. The light is designed to enhance the guest experience, provide an optimum environment for sleeping, and reduces the effects of jetlag. Not only this but the Airbus A350 also offers the quietest cabin experience for a wide- body aircraft and is filled with thoughtful design details that provide exceptional comfort and enhanced privacy.
While the business class is home to 44 Business Studios with sliding doors that ensure privacy, the economy section is configured with 327 smart seats with an additional four inches of legroom. Every seat in business class comes with direct aisle access and turns into a flatbed with ample storage for convenience. Business class guests can also choose from a curated à la carte menu, and guests on longer flights can enjoy Etihad’s signature ‘dine anytime’ service. With noise-cancelling headphones and an 18.5″ TV screen, Airbus 350 makes sure the guests have a good time. The economy class guests, on the other hand, can enjoy Etihad’s signature supportive headrest, USB charging Bluetooth headphone pairing, as well as a 13.3″ inch screen to enjoy Etihad’s award-winning inflight entertainment service. Guests also receive blankets and pillows, and amenity kits on longer flights, and can also enjoy complimentary dining and beverages.
Environment and Sustainability
Keeping in mind the carbon footprint, Etihad Airways is operating a young and fuel-efficient fleet. The newest Airbus A350 is 20 per cent more fuel-efficient than the previous generation of aircrafts.
Etihad Airways also aim to provide a one-of- a-kind family friendly experience on board. Think Warner Bros. WorldTM Abu Dhabi themed amenities and activity packs gifts to children on longer flights, training cabin and ground crew to identify and support family travel needs, and a bespoke children’s section on Etihad’s inflight entertainment. As for the culinary offerings for the young ones, the menu has been enhanced based on consultation and feedback from family travellers.