Etihad and Chapman Freeborn collaborate


Etihad Airways has unveiled a new partnership with global aircraft charter airline Chapman Freeborn, to complement its The Residence and First Apartment cabins, both available on the airline’s Airbus A380 fleet.

The agreement with Chapman Freeborn is to promote and market these 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’s long-haul network.

“Chapman Freeborn’s customers can now enjoy a private jet experience on the largest passenger aircraft in the world,” said Shane O’Hare, Etihad’s Senior Vice-President Marketing.

Guests travelling in The Residence and First Apartments will 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.

Measuring 125 square feet, The Residence provides a private three-room cabin, including a living room, double bedroom, private bathroom, dedicated Savoy-trained butler, and onboard chef. 

The Etihad A380 is configured with nine First Apartments, featuring a private living space with a reclining lounge chair and an ottoman which converts to become a separate 80.5-inch long fully-flat bed. The onboard chef provides First Apartment guests with à la carte dining, or a menu tailor-made from a larder of fresh ingredients.

Guests staying in The Residence and First Apartments enjoy full in-flight connectivity, including wi-fi and mobile services, advanced personal entertainment systems, and chauffeur transfers to and from airports served by Etihad’s A380 fleet.