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Etihad Airways brings latest lounge concept to Los Angeles

From left to right, flanked by Etihad Airways cabin crew: Martin Drew, Etihad Airways senior vice president for the Americas; Haitham Al Subaihi, Etihad Airways director of visual communications; Deborah Flint, Los Angeles World Airports chief executive; James Hogan, Etihad Aviation Group president; and Hareb Al Muhairy, Etihad Airways senior vice president corporate and international affairs, celebrate the official opening

Etihad Airways has today officially opened its new First and Business Class Lounge within the Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport.

The lounge reflects a commitment to delivering exceptional hospitality experiences for First and Business Class guests departing on Etihad Airways’ daily EY170 Boeing 777 services from the US West Coast’s commercial and entertainment hub.

Together with Etihad Airways’ Premium Lounges in Washington, DC, and New York’s JFK, the new First & Business Class Lounge Los Angeles is the airline’s third dedicated hospitality haven in the Americas, and the first on the US West Coast.

The new facility moves away from the normal conventions of airport lounge design, and features the same ‘Modern Arabian’ decorative elements which characterise Etihad Airways’ new international lounges.


The décor draws inspiration from the geometric patterns found in the traditional and modern architecture of Abu Dhabi and its spectacular desert landscape.

Martin Drew, Etihad Airways senior vice president, Americas, said: “As a world-leading airline, Etihad Airways continues to redefine travel, setting new benchmarks for innovative service on the ground and in the air.

“Our new First and Business Class Lounge in Los Angeles demonstrates our unwavering commitment to travellers on the US West Coast, and in the United States as a whole, by providing them with the intuitive hospitality they have come to expect from our people and our brand.

“It gives us great pleasure to inaugurate this facility.”