Etihad Airways Launches Arrivals Lounge in Abu Dhabi
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates has just pushed the envelope a bit further with its luxurious new Arrivals Lounge at Abu Dhabi International Airport. Exclusively for First Class and Business Class travelers, this luxurious facility is the first Arrivals Lounge to be operated by Etihad Airways in the world. The Arrivals Lounge is equipped with world-class amenities including 10 revitalising shower units to freshen up before leaving airport, complimentary cloth steaming services and the innovative new ‘SHAVE by Etihad Airways’ concept has also been introduced inside the lounge.
The Lounge will also feature a dedicated relaxation area, with high-comfort seating, large screen televisions, local and international newspapers, magazines and books. Guests can indulge in refreshments served throughout the day including scrumptious breakfast, hot and cold beverages, delicious canapes, snacks and sweet treats. The Large-screen Apple computer, printer, and complimentary broadband and wireless internet connections will surely benefit travelers looking forward to catching up some work.
U.S. Immigration & Customs now open at Abu Dhabi Airport
With the all new U.S immigration pre-clearance facility at Abu Dhabi International Airport, guests can now pre-clear the U.S. Customs and Border Protection formalities even before they get on their flights from Abu Dhabi. After the guests arrive in the U.S, they will be treated as though they are domestic arrivals. With this facility, for onward flights in the U.S., shorter connection times are possible when your luggage arrives to the final destination.
This service is not available for the Etihad Airways flight number EY103 to New York (JFK).
JetBlue and Etihad Airways Announce Codeshare Plans
With an aim to provide enhanced travel options to customers worldwide, JetBlue Airways and Etihad Airways have announced their plans of coming together with codeshare operations. Etihad Airways will have a codeshare agreement with around 40 JetBlue routes, the EY code of Etihad Airways will be placed on JetBlue operated flights. Initially this codeshare will facilitate the connections between the two airlines at the Washington’s Dulles International Airport (IAD) and the John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). The airlines have planned further codeshare services when Etihad Airways will start operating flights to Los Angeles in June 2014. In future, flights between New York, Jamaica, Colombia, and the Dominican Republic will also be facilitated with this codeshare agreement between Etihad Airways and JetBlue Airways.
The Flag Carrier of the United Arab Emirates, Etihad Airways was founded in 2003 and today is one of the major airline carriers in the world. Based at Abu Dhabi International Airport, Etihad Airways enjoys a fleet size of more than 80 aircrafts and operates to more than 86 destinations in Australia, Africa, Middle East, Asia, Europe and Americas. The carrier has Codeshare agreements with airlines including Air Berlin, Malaysia Airlines
, Turkish Airlines and many more. The airline has won the World’s Leading Airline award in the year 2009, 2010 and 2011 at the World Travel Awards.
The impeccable service and the finest in-flight entertainment system gives you a travel experience never to forget.
The carrier offers a great on-demand entertainment system called E-BOX with which you can enjoy TV shows, latest movies, interactive games and music.
Keep in touch with your family and friends with the on-board telephone and recharge your laptops and iPods with the power sockets available on-board.
The airline offers Family Pack of entertainment, specially designed to the keep the kids on-board entertained. The Family Pack is full of games, fun activities and more to keep your child busy.
Making changes in your travel dates, class upgrade through Etihad Guest Miles and updating your contact details is much easier when you are traveling with Etihad Airways. The Manage my Booking tab on the official website of the airline allows you to make easy modifications and cancellations of your travel itinerary.
The airline aims at making your journey as enjoyable and as comfortable as possible with the world-class services offered at the airports as well as on-board.
Expecting can travel with the airline during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy, the airline takes supreme importance of taking care of such passengers.
Children below the age of 12 and above the age of 5 if traveling alone are considered as unaccompanied minors. These kids are offered with UM Services when specifically requested by parents.
The airline adequately caters the need of passengers traveling with disabilities and special medical needs. Inform the airline in advance to so that they can assist you with you medical needs while on-board.