Etihad Airways has announced it will start flying its A380 double-decker plane to New York JFK on April 22.
The plane features the famous Residence three-bedroom suite, featuring a private mid-air living room, bedroom, and en-suite shower room.
For a limited time, only the airline is offering discounted upgrade prices.
The introduction of the A380 marks a significant enhancement to Etihad’s capacity in the crucial US market, connecting to the broader GCC and Indian subcontinent.
It will further attract an increased number of visitors to Abu Dhabi.
The A380 will operate on one of the two daily Etihad flights to New York.
The other daily flight will be operated by a 787-9 featuring First, Business, and Economy cabins.
The US route becomes the second destination after London to enjoy the A380 experience since Etihad returned its superjumbo to the skies.
Every guest in Etihad’s A380 is treated to a unique and elevated experience.
For those in Economy, a dedicated welcome area sets the tone. The cabin boasts 68 extra legroom seats with an additional 4 inches of space, along with 337 Economy Smart seats featuring Etihad’s signature fixed-wing headrests and large pillows.
On the upper deck, the Business Studios provide an exclusive haven with 70 private spaces, ensuring a stress-free journey.
The upper deck also houses The Lobby, a serviced lounge and bar area between the First and Business cabins.
Collaborating with Armani/Casa, Etihad brings sophistication to the business experience, offering premium ceramics, glassware, cutlery, and fabrics.
Nine first-class apartments are equipped with designer tableware, a spacious leather lounge chair, and a separate ottoman that transforms into an 80: lie-flat bed.
First-class guests are offered personal vanity units and access to the exclusive First-Class shower room.
Etihad’s A380 includes the Residence, the world’s only three-room suite in the sky.
Accommodating up to two guests, The Residence features a private living room, bedroom, and ensuite bathroom, complete with a shower at 40,000ft.
A dedicated team of Etihad cabin crew ensures unparalleled service.
Guests in The Residence can indulge in a culinary journey with an à la carte menu, served on designer tableware in the private living room, or even opt for breakfast in bed.
For a limited period, Etihad is offering first-class ticket holders the opportunity to upgrade to The Residence for AED10,999 ($2,990). The offer is available to buy until December 12. Standard The Residence upgrade fare between Abu Dhabi and New York is AED16,600 ($4,520) per person.