Etihad’s $27,000 suite in the sky may be around one year old, but it still continues to redefine luxury air travel for both UAE-based and international flyers.

Originally unveiled last year aboard the carrier’s A380s, ‘The Residence‘ acts as an apartment in the sky, with three rooms, including a living room, double bedroom, private bathroom, dedicated Savoy-trained Butler, and onboard Chef.

Measuring 125 square feet, The Residence has most definitely changed the landscape of premium air travel.

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Shane O’Hare, Etihad’s Senior VP Marketing with Russi Batliwala, CEO of Chapman Freeborn.

Taking it one step further, the carrier has teamed up with global aircraft charter specialist Chapman Freeborn to create the world’s largest private jet experience.

The agreement with Chapman Freeborn is to promote and market the luxurious living spaces to its top-tier clientele, giving them the opportunity to receive the levels of luxury, discretion and technology they expect on a private jet, which can now be enjoyed on Etihad Airways’ longhaul network.

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Shane O’Hare, Etihad Airways’ Senior Vice President Marketing, said the partnership will give Chapman’s customers access to the ultimate private jet experience on the largest passenger aircraft in the world.

“We chose Chapman Freeborn for their great experience and professionalism and we know that this partnership will showcase our beautiful cabins to the most discerning travellers.”

Shane O’Hare, Etihad Senior Vice President Marketing

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Russi Batliwala, Chapman Freeborn Chief Executive Officer, said Etihad is the ‘perfect fit’ for the company and its private jet services.

“We are proud to be in partnership with Etihad Airways, offering our customers a totally unique best-in-class experience which complements our private jet service perfectly,” he said.

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Etihad Airways’ A380s currently operate three daily services from Abu Dhabi to London Heathrow, and one of its two daily services between Abu Dhabi and Sydney. On 1 December, Etihad Airways will deploy an A380 on one of its two daily flights from Abu Dhabi to New York JFK.

Guests travelling in The Residence and First Apartments will also be able to charter private jets through Chapman Freeborn for travel onwards from Etihad Airways’ A380 gateways, providing a point-to-point experience to their final destination.

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