(MENAFN - Arab News) Etihad airways has officially opened its new first and business class lounge at sydney's kingsford smith international airport — the airline's first in australia and the newest addition to its collection of premium lounges worldwide.
located in the international terminal's pier c adjacent to gate 51 the new lounge offers guests a welcoming and relaxing environment with quality furnishings and a contemporary design inspired by etihad airways flagship lounges in abu dhabi.
james hogan president and chief executive officer of etihad airways who was in sydney for the ribbon-cutting ceremony said: 'the opening of the new first and business class lounge in sydney is yet another milestone in our commitment to australia and demonstrates the importance we place on delivering 'best-in-class' at every point in the guests' journey."
the new sydney lounge has been designed around the principles of style space and serenity to ensure that guest enjoy a comfortable environment in which they can relax re-energise dine work or be entertained before they board their flight.
'it's all about offering an experience in the lounge that not only sets the tone for but is also consistent with the flight experience ahead. i'm confident the wonderful team of hospitality professionals we have in our sydney lounge together with our check-in staff and guest service agents will ensure we deliver on that promise" hogan said.
lounge guests will also be treated to etihad airways signature food and beverage service with a choice of restaurant-style a la carte dining and a sumptuous buffet. wines from local australian producers complement an extensive selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages including beers champagne aperitifs spirits and liqueurs.
the sydney lounge is open to etihad airways diamond first class and pearl business class guests and qualifying members of the etihad guest loyalty program.