The Residence by Etihad Takes Flight

  • The ensuite bathroom lets The Residence's passengers freshen up before landing.

    The ensuite bathroom lets The Residence's passengers freshen up before landing.

  • The Resident's Lounge is outfitted with Poltrona Frau leather—the same leather used in a Ferrari.

    The Resident's Lounge is outfitted with Poltrona Frau leather—the same leather used in a Ferrari.

  • The Residence's bedroom comfortably sleeps two.

    The Residence's bedroom comfortably sleeps two.

  • Etihad's A380—the first commercial aircraft with a 3-room cabin.

    Etihad's A380—the first commercial aircraft with a 3-room cabin.

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As 2014 came to a close, Etihad Airways opened a new chapter in airline luxury with the inaugural flight of their first Airbus A380. The flight, which serviced a route from Abu Dhabi to London on December 31, debuted many of the airline’s new cabin categories, the most impressive of which by far is the world’s first and only private multi-room cabin on a commercial passenger aircraft: The Residence by Etihad. As the name suggests, The Residence feels more like an apartment than a cabin, featuring a living room, a separate ensuite shower room, a bedroom, and—as another first in the airline industry—a dedicated Butler. Miami-based businessman and aviation enthusiast, Mr. Gino Bertuccio, was the lucky ticketholder for The Residence’s first official flight. Etihad Airways will take delivery of four additional A380s this year.

For more information, visit Etihad Airways.

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