life & style
Etihad Airways Unveils Luxurious New Onboard 9-Bedroom Villa
The 3,000 square metre in-flight residence has been labelled the world’s most exclusive.
Passengers flying with Etihad Airways soon won’t have to worry about baggage allowance – they’ll have an entire house to fill thanks to the Abu Dhabi-based airline’s luxurious new first class offering.
Located on the upper deck of Etihad’s newest fleet of planes, The Villa comprises a double bed, en-suite shower and nine-bedroom villa with living room, kitchen, study, maids room and infinity pool with Jacuzzi.
“We wanted to make sure our most privileged customers can truly relax while flying with us, and what better way to relax than with a glass of bubbly while sat on a reclining lounge seat located in a 3,000 square metre villa furnished by the world’s top interior designers,” said Etihad CEO James Hogan at the announcement.
Special features of The Villa include a chilled mini-bar, Wi-Fi access and 24-seat private cinema.
“Why should people have to compromise when travelling by air?” said Hogan. “Our most exclusive customers demand the very best, and that includes being able to watch the latest films, choose from our vast selection of onboard refreshments and drive directly into The Villa’s underground parking facility with space for up to 10 cars.”
The Villa will be available on select routes from July with prices starting at $600,000 for a family of five travelling with one maid, coming with complimentary hot towel, vanity pack and VIP gym access with personal trainer.
May 6, 2014 at 5:44 am
FFS, could someone here at least provide a reservation # that I could call to indulge myself & my entourage!
May 6, 2014 at 6:58 am
you gotta be kidding!
Paddy Bin Bag Al Aldi
May 6, 2014 at 7:01 am
Well this just won’t do, Infiniti pools are so Easy Jet! I expect at least a splash park!
Harinder Kandhari (@Tony212H)
May 6, 2014 at 8:23 am
Q: Any discount If we don’t want the hot towel ?
A: its complimentary. You don’t HAVE to take it. And if you’re thinking discounts, fly Air India.
May 6, 2014 at 11:10 am
What a load of rubbish….catering for too rich, too pampered rich Arabs. This makes me so angry, can’t they fly for a few hours without having a maid for God’s sake.
May 6, 2014 at 12:56 pm
Hahaha! You don’t get it
May 6, 2014 at 1:55 pm
The problem is the main flight is going to London and the guys interested on it are English people and the owner of the idea is Australian now think about it buddy is it the Arab rich pampered or your people wants a luxury life using other’s money
May 7, 2014 at 3:45 am
May 6, 2014 at 11:22 pm
You are an idiot.
May 6, 2014 at 11:24 pm
July 26, 2014 at 12:56 pm
Arabs?! Maids are basically Nannies or Help that millionaire and billionairs from western and eastern cultures also have. Don’t you think rich people in the west have private jets that have all these facilities and more for them and their families?? At least Etihad is offering this to the world and not reserving it for private use.
Wasim Al Fulous
May 6, 2014 at 11:33 am
Would I be able to take my diamond collared white tiger and emerald studded python??
May 7, 2014 at 7:01 pm
Yes, but they must have their own seats!
May 6, 2014 at 2:17 pm
Makes me so mad, when there are so many starving in the world.
May 6, 2014 at 3:39 pm
Can’t wait to try it out, will they be offering upgrades from cattle-class
May 6, 2014 at 4:00 pm
Infinity pool? What is this, Al Barsha? I ain’t flyin nowhere without my private beach front.
The aircraft desgner
May 6, 2014 at 4:20 pm
The next model will feature a full scale replica of Emirates Palace including gold ATM
May 6, 2014 at 4:26 pm
But what would my discount be, for me and my family, if I travel with 11 and 3 housemaids, plus my pool boy and driver?
May 6, 2014 at 5:42 pm
Can I use my air miles?
May 6, 2014 at 6:53 pm
I am traveling through it only if I get on board delivery from pizza Hutt
May 7, 2014 at 5:01 am
batman you moron. Here we go again, lets introduce the Arab/West divide into what is a satirical website. You fascist!!
May 7, 2014 at 5:07 am
yani, much best price for flull price booking yani, wife must be in economy mashaaaalllllah………
May 7, 2014 at 5:57 am
Where I put my Range and Rollserroyce ?
May 7, 2014 at 8:09 am
This website is seriously getting very silly
January 21, 2018 at 2:12 pm
I know…they were always so serious before…. no….. wait…..never mind.
May 7, 2014 at 9:10 am
lets c wht emirates comes up with after 9bhk villa
May 7, 2014 at 9:11 am
lets c wht emirates comes up with after this
May 7, 2014 at 1:17 pm
wen hayee car bark. Chuf bring car bark..okay. khalas. yallah ruha.
May 7, 2014 at 6:52 pm
It may actually work out cheaper than two cattle class tickets from Doha with Qatar Airways. I’d have to factor in the connecting flight on Fly Dubai though, it could be a close call?
May 8, 2014 at 5:14 am
That is a 7hrs flight at the price of a city apartment or a country side house…. Waste of money & absolutely unnecessary… If I’m so rich to afford it, I’ll take my private jet & that’s cheaper then flying on a scheduled EY flight
May 11, 2014 at 5:00 am
Can I bring my gardener as well?
May 12, 2014 at 8:53 am
Thats the way to go – middle east airlines have been path breaking in the airlines industry .
May 13, 2014 at 9:41 am
I had a jet with a villa once – but the dog ate it!
May 13, 2014 at 9:42 am
Know what you mean Slappy, my missus took me for everything too.
May 21, 2014 at 2:20 pm
UAE…and Arab friends are crazy n the American n British are there to make them spend their monies on silly things…