Etihad Airways has unveiled a new and improved Economy dining concept and retail offering on all its flights as part of a wider programme of enhancements to its inflight catering. In addition, the airline has announced a major Economy transformation programme starting with the cabin upgrade and refurbishment of narrow-body Airbus A320 and A321.
Connecting the world with their extensive network, Etihad offer multiple daily flights from London Heathrow and Manchester to Abu Dhabi and onwards to over 90 destinations in more than 50 countries.
Dine Your Own Way – All new Economy Dining Experience
Etihad has launched a redesigned and enhanced complimentary dining concept on all its flights. On journeys of over three hours, the main course of the core complimentary dining service is now a larger, contemporary bistro-style meal which is higher in quality, with a focus on fresh seasonal ingredients and more destination focused choices. A new curved triangular base plate design reflects the heritage of Abu Dhabi and is made using recycled materials. New cutlery is 85 per cent lighter, reducing aircraft weight and fuel burn. Each year, the airline will also remove 27 million plastic lids, and other containers, supporting its drive towards greater sustainability and to reduce the use of single-use plastics by 80 per cent by 2022.
As part of the new dining sequence, delicious dessert items will be served separately with the after-meal coffee and tea service, reducing clutter on the tray during the main meal.
Relax Your Own Way
Etihad offer the ultimate in flexibility. For those passengers that want extra leg room, they’ve introduced their Economy Space seat, which offer generous additional area to stretch out. Alternatively, you can bid for one, two or three neighbouring seats which if successful, will stay vacant for your journey.
Etihad is progressively upgrading the Economy cabins of its narrow-body fleet of Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft. These are used mainly on short-haul regional services. The airline is installing modern and refreshed cabins featuring ergonomic Extra-spatial Design seat. The next-generation seats, which will maintain comfortable ‘living space’ in the seat area, and provide increased knee room, are cleverly designed around the guest’s digital devices with fast-charging USB points and an adjustable phone and tablet holder.
Guests on narrow-body aircraft will be able to simply log on and connect via browser to wirelessly stream more than 300 hours of free inflight entertainment through Etihad’s onboard system directly to their own devices.
Contact your Travel and Transport Statesman team to book your next flight with Etihad Airways.