The famous Skytrax World Airline Awards publish the most prominent airline rankings in the world, taking into consideration the experiences of millions of business and leisure passengers in all classes. This year, Etihad Airways has been crowned the world’s best first class airline. The youngest airline with the fastest rise in the awards, Etihad first won a string of first class accolades back in 2010, and the airline’s commitment to providing perfect service has made it a consistent winner ever since.

PRIVATE SUITES WITH UNPARALLELED LUXURY:
Etihad Airways offers a blissfully comfortable flatbed seat in every private Diamond First Class suite. At the press of a button, the seat turns into a bed that is over six and a half feet in length. This flatbed seat is utterly customizable, so the seat’s dimensions can be adjusted to suit your preferences and body shape. A soft but supportive pillow and an inbuilt massager help to rest and rejuvenate tired muscles, and the suite is stylishly decorated with leather upholstery manufactured by Poltrona Frau (who also supply Ferrari’s interiors). You are provided with a mini-bar, your own convenient wardrobe, and a stunning 23 inch television screen that comes with noise-cancelling headphones and more than 600 hours of on-demand entertainment. Even the lighting conditions are customizable, and with a wide range of personal light settings at your disposal it is easy to set the perfect mood for everything from sleeping to a romantic dinner date. Finally, you can make your suite an entirely private and safe haven for work or relaxation by simply sliding your screen door shut and activating your ‘do not disturb’ sign.

FIVE-STAR CATERING:
Another particularly remarkable feature of Etihad Airways is its provision of five-star restaurant service in its Diamond First Class Cabins. An onboard chef is provided, and dishes are painstakingly produced to suit each passenger’s individual taste preferences. You can dine at the time that suits you, whether it is in the middle of the day or in the middle of the night. Further, you can even select the airline’s own delicious produce from the Organics Farm. The chefs and the food managers employed by Etihad Airways are all found and recruited from the very best restaurants and hotels all over the world, so you can rest assured that the quality of every meal is second to none.

When you fly first class with Etihad Airways, you are guaranteed to enjoy the journey just as much as the destination. A round-trip, first class ticket from New York to the airline’s hub in Abu Dhabi costs around $15,000.


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