DANNII MINOGUE WELCOMES ETIHAD AIRWAYS PASSENGERS AT ITS NEW HOME AT HEATHROW TERMINAL 4
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has today moved into its new home at Heathrow Terminal Four where it operates three daily flights to Abu Dhabi and onward to over 55 destinations around the world. To celebrate the move Dannii Minogue, X-Factor judge, welcomed the first passengers to use the new Etihad dedicated check-in facilities that will enhance the level of service they receive at the airport. Dannii chatted with passengers in Etihad’s new premium lounge that features individual treatment rooms where therapists from Six Senses Spa offer passengers facials, and foot and leg massages. Etihad passengers can now relax in style in the lounge and enjoy a range of other luxurious services and facilities including five-star dining facilities with a selection of foods from around the world, all cooked in an open kitchen.
The new lounge, conveniently located opposite the gates most commonly used by Etihad Airways for flight departures, has a modern timber panelled business centre that provides individual workstations with Wifi and privacy for those with laptops. Other features include a prayer room, a relaxing seating area with Poltrona Frau leather chairs and bathroom and shower facilities. The lounge can be used by Etihad first and business class customers and Etihad Guest Gold and Silver card holders. Etihad Airways’ move to Terminal Four is part of a multi-million pound investment by Heathrow that will see new shops and facilities and an increased level of comfort for passengers using the terminal.
Peter Baumgartner, Etihad’s chief commercial officer, said: “The new Etihad check-in facilities and lounge are among the best available at Heathrow. Passengers will now receive world-class service from the moment they enter the terminal through to their flight with Etihad to over 55 destinations around the world. Etihad is committed to delivering the best airline experience in the world and we look forward to welcoming our customers to Terminal Four.” Colin Matthews, chief executive of Heathrow, said: “We are delighted to see Etihad settle in Terminal 4. We are investing £200 million at Terminal 4, rebuilding many parts of the terminal, providing passengers with a new, modern airport building that offers improved facilities and higher standards of service.” The new premium lounge at Heathrow is the third Etihad has opened, following on from Abu Dhabi and Frankfurt earlier this year.
Etihad Airways also provides a complimentary limousine service for its first and business class passengers flying in and out of Heathrow. First class customers flying from Heathrow are the first to take advantage of the airline’s market leading first class suite that entered into service between Heathrow and Abu Dhabi last month. The new private suite provides first class customers with an extra-large leather seat, upholstered by world-renowned leather company Poltrona Frau, which extends to a fully-flat bed, 80.5 inches in length. Within the cabin customers also have access to a large and luxurious changing room with a full length mirror, wash basin and leather fold-down seat to allow passengers to freshen up at any time during the flight.