ETIHAD AIRWAYS – B787 FIRST SUITE
First Suite B787 Dreamliner
Zurich / Abu Dhabi
Etihad Airways was one of the first airlines to take delivery of Boeing’s new generation B787-9 Dreamliner aircraft and with it introduced the new First Suite and Business Studio concepts.
The First Suite is the latest in Etihad’s First Class offerings, and while it doesn’t differ drastically from the past, the changes are nonetheless noticeable. It’s all in the detail: the colours (caramels, sand and beige) are all desert hues and reflective of the airline’s Arabic heritage. Fittings are elegant and contemporary, and the finish on the surroundings and lighting controls are an elegant, brushed metal. The incredibly comfortable seat is covered in beautiful Poltrona Frau leather.
All in all, it’s a sophisticated experience onboard an aircraft whose in-cabin style and technology makes for a healthy and hedonistic travelling environment. I disembarked in Abu Dhabi feeling that Etihad richly deserves to be in the prominent position it is today amongst its competitors.