Etihad has unveiled its new Airbus A380 plane including The Residence cabin, offering a private jet experience aboard their superjumbo jet. The Residence offers a three-room configuration including a full double bed and Savoy Hotel-trained butler on call. Located on the plane’s upper deck, The Residence measures 12 square meters and offers amenities unprecedented in commercial aviation including a private en-suite bathroom and gourmet chef.Â Etihad also unveiled its First Apartment which offers a full bed and double-seat couch. Nine First Apartments will be available along with eight First Suites. First and business passengers will have access to the plane’s lobby with a circular seating area and full-service bar. Business class has also been reimagined as Business Studios with a fully flat bed, noise-canceling headphones, and direct aisle access. Even the plane’s economy class has been redesigned with ergonomic seating and fixed headrests. Ten A380 planes are currently on order with the first due for delivery in December for the airline’s London Heathrow route. A second A380 will operate on the same route from the first quarter of 2015 and by the end of 2015, Etihad Airways will have five A380 planes with operations to both Sydney and New York.Â The upgraded cabin will also be available for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, but The Residence cabin, First Apartment, and Lobby will only be found aboard in the airline’s A380.
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