By Emily Hollings08 Nov 2018Great news for long-limbed travellers. A new seating option has been announced by Etihad Airways, providing even more choice for their customers embarking on long-haul flights. As if we needed any more reason to feel festive towards the end of the year, the brilliant new redesign will be introduced on 10 of Etihad Airways Airbus A380s by December 2018. This Economy Space seating will feature an increased seat pitch of up to 36 inches across economy seating. So, for this type of aircraft, the number will jump from 20 extra legroom seats to 80 on one flight alone. That’s huge! Just think of all the extra-comfort you could enjoy on those long-haul journeys… Let’s celebrate 15 years of travelling around the globe. Whether it’s for business or pleasure, we’ve been happy to fly you there #Etihad15 pic.twitter.com/GSovdVidxh — Etihad Airways (@EtihadAirways) November 5, 2018 In another huge move for the airline, additional Economy Space seating will be added to 12 Boeing 777s and 21 Boeing 787 Dreamliners by the end of 2019. This massive redesign means a HUGE 560 per cent increase in the number of extra legroom seats. Head of Guest Experience for the airline, Jamal Ahmed Al Awadhi, said of the new scheme: “We recognise that no two travellers are alike, and today’s customers demand more choice and personalisation during their travels”. “While many airlines have been squeezing more seats into economy class, we continue to focus on providing our guests with exceptional products and services that meet and exceed the demands and budgets of different types of travellers,” he added. The Etihad Airbus A380 A whole variety of travellers will be able to enjoy and benefit from Economy Space, including the elderly, families with small children and those who require wheelchair assistance. t’s worth noting, however, that no matter which seating is chosen, be it with Economy Space or not, customers will continue to receive the full spread of Etihad’s exemplary service such as in-flight entertainment and dining. Get ready to stretch those legs out, and relaaaaaax. Psst, Heard about Etihad’s 15-year young celebrations? Etihad wants YOU to join the global party for their 15-year celebrations. You could win one of 15 amazing Etihad Airways return ticket prizes to your choice of 15 different destinations including a grand prize of 2 Business Class tickets to Abu Dhabi and two nights luxury accommodation. You don’t need to blow out any birthday candles to have your travel wishes come true. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning a return flight to your choice of destination is… 1) MAKE AND TICKET A NEW ETIHAD BOOKING BETWEEN 7 – 28 NOVEMBER 2018 2) FILL OUT THE INCENTIVE ENTRY FORM HERE INCLUDING YOUR PNR Plus you can enter multiple times – so the more you sell, the more chances to win! ENTER NOW HURRY! Competition ends 28 November 2018. READ: PARTY IN PARIS: Celebrate 15 years of Etihad Airways & WIN BIG! READ: WIN ETIHAD FLIGHTS! The 15 Years Young Agent Incentive is ON! READ: MILESTONE: Etihad celebrates 15 years of flying with a party at The Louvre What do you think of Etihad’s new seating space? Share your thoughts below. Other stories you may like ALOHA FROM HAWAII: All the pics from the Hawaii Mega Famil REJOICE IN ROME: Celebrate 15 years of Etihad Airways and WIN! FLIGHT WINNERS: Etihad announces first 5 lucky winners of B’day comp!