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.
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