ETIHAD AIRWAYS’ MOBILE PRODUCT EXHIBITION VISITS THE INTERNATIONAL LUXURY TRAVEL MARKET IN CANNES
• Etihad Airways to showcase its cabin product innovations at the Palais des Festivals
From 30 November to 3 December, Etihad Airways’ unique Mobile Product Exhibition will welcome attendees of the International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) at the steps of the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France.
Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways’ Chief Commercial Officer, said: “Our cabin products have captured the world’s imagination, setting a new standard in sophisticated flying.
“Having the Mobile Product Exhibition here in Cannes is the perfect demonstration of how this innovative vehicle has allowed Etihad Airways to bypass the logistical constraints of transporting cabin mock ups to multiple locations, enabling us to showcase our ground-breaking premium products and service elements directly to our target markets, exhibitions and trade events such as ILTM.”
The 16m long mobile exhibition will be displayed through a series of 121 appointments, providing the opportunity for visitors to gain deeper insight into the innovation and creativity which went into designing Etihad Airways’ industry-leading cabins.
The exhibition includes full-size mock-ups of The Residence, the world’s only three-room cabin on a commercial airline, and the First Apartment, both currently onboard the Etihad Airways' Airbus A380 fleet, and also the airline’s Boeing 787 First Suite.
The Business Studio and Economy Smart Seat, which feature on both aircraft types, are also displayed.
ILTM is one of the world’s leading annual luxury travel exhibitions, with up to 1,500 exclusive travel brands, ranging from established hotel brands and resorts to private islands, authentic destination experiences, gastronomic travel, cruises and private modes of transport represented. Almost 100 countries will have a presence at the market.
About Etihad Airways
Etihad Airways began operations in 2003, and in 2014 carried 14.8 million passengers. From its Abu Dhabi base, Etihad Airways flies to or has announced plans to serve 116 passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas. The airline has a fleet of 120 Airbus and Boeing aircraft, and more than 200 aircraft on firm order, including 66 Boeing 787s, 25 Boeing 777Xs, 62 Airbus A350s and five Airbus A380s.
Etihad Airways holds equity investments in airberlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Alitalia, Jet Airways, Virgin Australia, and Swiss-based Darwin Airline, trading as Etihad Regional. Etihad Airways, along with airberlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Alitalia, Etihad Regional, Jet Airways and NIKI, also participate in Etihad Airways Partners, a new brand that brings together like-minded airlines to offer customers more choice through improved networks and schedules and enhanced frequent flyer benefits. For more information, please visit: www.etihad.com