Etihad Airways and aircraft charter specialist Chapman Freeborn have announced a new partnership to offer Etihad's The Residence and First Aparment cabins onboard the airline's Airbus A380 aircraft to Chapman Freeborn fliers.
The agreement with Chapman Freeborn is to promote and market the cabins to Chapman Freeborn's clientele. Guests travelling in The Residence and First Apartments will also be able to charter private jets through Chapman Freeborn for travel onwards from Etihad Airways’ A380 gateways, providing a point-to-point experience to their final destination.
Chapman Freeborn provides access to a large fleet of executive jets from the larger-cabin, long range aircraft, such as the Gulfstream G650 and Dassault Falcon 7X, to smaller, versatile types, such as the Cessna Citation X and Bombardier Challenger 350.
Measuring 125 square feet, The Residence offers a private three-room cabin, including a living room, double bedroom, private bathroom, dedicated Savoy-trained butler, and onboard chef. Etihad's Lifestyle Concierge team works with the airline's butlers in-flight to deliver a range of personalized services including dining reservations, entertainment bookings, special events, destination information and lifestyle services. On the ground, a VIP Concierge team assists guests with all check-in and security formalities.
The Etihad Airways A380 is also configured with nine First Apartments, offering a completely private living space with a reclining lounge chair and an ottoman which converts to become a separate 80.5 inch long fully-flat bed. The onboard chef provides First Apartment guests with à la carte dining, or a menu tailor-made from a larder of fresh ingredients.
Guests staying in The Residence and First Apartments enjoy full inflight connectivity, including WiFi and mobile services, advanced personal entertainment systems, and luxury chauffeur transfers to and from airports served by Etihad Airways’ A380 fleet.
Etihad Airways’ A380s currently operate three daily services from Abu Dhabi to London Heathrow, and one of its two daily services between Abu Dhabi and Sydney. On December 1, Etihad Airways will deploy an A380 on one of its two daily flights from Abu Dhabi to New York JFK.