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Etihad Airways

Fly with Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, with 21 flights per week from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne to Abu Dhabi and beyond. From New Zealand, connect to Etihad flights via Australia with partner airline, Qantas Airways & Jetstar.

Diamond first class

Diamond First Class outshines comparable classes in the industry with its award-winning ambience and immaculate attention to detail.


Individual cabins are arranged in a 4-abreast, 1-2-1 seat configuration, each with a seat pitch of 80 inches, which transforms into a 180 degree flat bed. A six-way movement headrest, backrest, armrest, legrest and footrest ensure a relaxing journey. The seats feature pneumatic lumbar support with built-in massage facility, reading light and desk lamp, as well as a mini-bar, coat hanger and personal stowage space. Diamond First Class guests may also socialise in the lounge located at the front of select aircraft, complete with bar and seating area.


Etihad's new in-flight service, Inspired Service, allows guests the flexibility to choose when to eat and drink from a new menu featuring a la carte and kitchen choices. Enjoy a medley of fine ingredients, with Oriental, Asian, European and Middle Eastern influences creating classic choices. Choose the finest wines served from the bottle.


The Diamond zone in the new A340-500 aircraft brings big-screen luxury (at 23 inches, the new LCD screens are the largest in the industry) to the skies, including over 600 hours of world-class entertainment with the Audio-Video On-Demand (AVOD) system. Diamond seats also offer in-flight telephony on some aircraft, two USB ports and an RCA socket, so you can connect your laptop as usual.

Pearl business class

In 2009, Skytrax awarded Etihad Airways, Best International Business Class. Enjoy a degree of quiet privacy as you relax in Pearl Business Class and indulge in the warm and personalised Etihad service that awaits you.


The Pearl Business Class self-contained, spacious seat transforms into a 73 inch, 180 degree flat bed. With a 72 inch seat pitch and direct access to the aisle, the Pearl Business seat offers plenty of space. For added comfort, each seat is also equipped with individual lighting and a reading lamp. There's also a built-in massage facility to help you relax.


Like every other aspect of travelling in Pearl Business Class, dining is a refined experience. Etihad's award-winning chefs prepare a delicious menu of modern cuisine that reflects their truly international flavour and service remains warm and personal. Skytrax 2009, awarded Etihad Airways Best Business Class Catering.

Etihad is also pleased to offer the services of an onboard Food and Beverage Manager, responsible for championing the quality, presentation and delivery of food and beverages served, ensuring it is consistently to the highest standards.


Pearl Business Class offers over 600 hours of entertainment on its advanced Audio-Video On-Demand system. With 15 inch personal LCD screens, you can also enjoy more flexibility as you can use the Plug-and-Play feature to view your own videos, while the audio player lets you create your own playlists. You can catch up with work while you travel, with power access, USB ports and an RCA socket, so you can connect your laptop and work the hours away.

Coral economy class

Coral Economy Class offers a return to the excitement of the days when the journey was a wonderful part of your trip, with a combination of space, comfort and high quality service.


Coral Economy seats recline 30 degrees and seat pitch ranges between 31-33 inches. All have a wide seat bottom that moves forward when reclined, and adjustable foot and head rests allowing you to really relax. In-flight mood lighting creates a relaxed ambience inside the cabin to complement your mental and physical wellbeing.


Indulge in Etihad's delectable cuisine, as expert chefs serve up the best from around the world accompanied by a selection of fine wines.


Enjoy a 10.4 inch touch-screen LCD monitor in the back of each seat and laptop power supply with USB port. Audio-Video On-Demand offers over 600 hours of entertainment and a comprehensive audio library consisting of over 250 CDs, with 10 more added every month. Enjoy 70 films, over 40 hours of TV programming, 13 audio channels and 29 games. The unit also offers an playlist functions for audio and video. All guests are provided with noise-cancelling headphones and can access the in-flight entertainment system and telephone facility through the handsets located on each seat.

Clubs, lounges & alliances


Fly regularly with Etihad Airways and you can rise quickly through the three tiers of the Etihad Guest Program. Enjoy even more benefits as you travel, from guaranteed Coral Economy seats to priority check-in.


Exclusive Etihad lounges are available at Abu Dhabi International Airport. In the Pearl Business Class lounge you'll find luxury leather seating, screenings of your favourite movies, a relaxation zone, an extensive library and a family room for children. Diamond First Class lounge guests also enjoy a Champagne Bar and Cigar Lounge.

A Six Senses Spa offers rejuvenating treatments, while fine dining awaits, with award-winning chefs ready to delight you with our flexible 'all-day-dining' concept. Our slumber service helps you catch up on sleep in comfortable daybeds. And our high-tech business hubs ensure that you're never out of touch, even when you're on the move.


Etihad Airways and Qantas recently formed a codeshare alliance providing guests with greater choice and convenience, enabling guests to book domestic add-on flights that offer a seamless transfer between domestic and international terminals, to connect with your international Etihad flight, as you can check your bags straight through to your final destination.

The last word

To complement our onboard service, Etihad offers bespoke pick-up and drop-off chauffeur services to Diamond First Class and Pearl Business Class guests at selected destinations and a luxury coach service for Coral Economy Class guests travelling to the UAE.

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