|(From left to right, flanked by Etihad Airways cabin crew) Martin Drew, Etihad Airways senior vice president for the Americas; Haitham Al Subaihi, Etihad Airways director of visual communications; Deborah Flint, Los Angeles World Airports chief executive officer; James Hogan, Etihad Aviation Group president and chief executive officer; and Hareb Al Muhairy, Etihad Airways senior vice president corporate and international affairs, celebrate the official opening of the Etihad Airways First & Business Class Lounge Los Angeles. // Photo by Eithad Airways|
Travelers visiting Abu Dhabi can now arrive in style, as Eithad Airways has officially opened its new First and Business Class Lounge in the Tom Bradley International Terminal, located within the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The lounge is available to Etihad First Class and Business Class guests, Etihad Platinum guests, Gold and Silver members flying on EY170 and Etihad Airways Partner (EAP) airlines’ equivalent Platinum and Gold members.
The Los Angeles location joins the group of Eithad’s other First and Business Class Lounges in Washington, DC, New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Sydney, Melbourne, Frankfurt, London, Manchester, Dublin, Paris and, of course, Abu Dhabi.
Since 2014, Eithad Airways has provided travelers with daily, nonstop service between Los Angeles and Abu Dhabi.
Unlike other lounges seen before, Eithad Airways’ new facility moves away from the normal design of the airport lounge, featuring the same modern Arabian decorative elements used in all Eithad Airways’ international lounges.
The lounge is designed to be a tranquil environment, used by travelers to relax, re-energize, be entertained and enjoy the culinary experiences and hospitality services that Eithad Airways is known for. Available to guests of the lounge are an a la carte dining area, showcase bar, TV area, showers, complimentary Wi-Fi, international electrical and USB power outlets, magazines and daily newspapers. Should it be needed, a separate VIP area can also be made available.
The Los Angeles location can be found airside, overlooking the terminal's shopping promenade.
So, Abu Dhabi, anyone?