Abu Dhabi, Dec 9 (IANS/WAM) The UAE’s national carrier Etihad Airways has opened a premium lounge for its passengers at the Manchester airport in Britain, it was announced Thursday.
The airline had signed a three-year deal in 2009 to be the official shirt sponsor and partner of the football club Manchester City FC and the new lounge features a mural dedicated to the club.
Peter Baumgartner, chief commercial officer of Etihad Airways, said: ‘Manchester has always been an important market for Etihad and the ties between Manchester and Abu Dhabi have never been stronger.’
‘This latest development is testament to our commitment to the North West of England, and to the ever-growing business and leisure travel demand in and out of the region.
‘The new Etihad premium lounge will make our journeys to the region even more enjoyable, starting from the moment we step into the airport to arriving at our destination. I am proud to be opening it today.’
The 3,000 sq. ft. lounge offers five-star dining, a business centre, a family room, a prayer room and expansive views of the airport’s taxiway and runway.