Etihad Airways offers world's first on-board apartment

Etihad Airways will soon offer the world's first on-board apartment with butler service.
Etihad Airways will soon offer the world's first on-board apartment with butler service.

Etihad Airways announced Saturday that passengers traveling from Kuwait to Abu Dhabi will soon have the option to spend their flight in a private, multi-room cabin.

The 125-square-foot cabins are located on the upper deck of Etihad's new Airbus A380 planes and feature a living room, double bedroom and shower. The living room includes a 32-inch LCD TV, two-seat leather reclining sofa and chilled mini-bar. The bedroom includes an 82-inch long double bed and its own 27-inch LCD TV. The entire cabin is set up for Wi-Fi use and decorated to reflect modern Arabian aesthetics.

Each cabin comes with its own personal butler who will arrange the cabin to suit passengers' tastes and a private chef who will cook passengers' favorite meals. The airline has also paid for the butlers to wear personally designed uniforms made by a Roman fashion designer.

On the ground, a concierge will help arrange luxury transportation upon arrival.

The cabins, known as The Residence, will be available on all five daily flights from Kuwait to Abu Dhabi. Passengers continuing on the same plane from Abu Dhabi to New York, London and Sydney will also have the option. 

Etihad officials said they expect to make the cabins available on flights to Melbourne and Mumbai, as well, later this year.

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