Etihad Airways will promote its award-winning cabin products and inflight service at 16 meters long innovative mobile exhibition unit at this week’s Arabian Travel Market (ATM) in Dubai. The mobile exhibition unit, weighing approximately 22 tonnes and measuring 50m², travelled to the UAE from Europe where it has clocked 60,000km in 18 months, having visited trade events and exhibitions across Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy, The United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Ireland, Belgium and Spain.
The mobile exhibition unit includes full-size mock-ups of The Residence, the world’s only three-room cabin on a commercial airline, and the First Apartment both of which are currently onboard the airline’s A380 fleet, as well as the First Suite from Etihad’s Boeing 787 aircraft.
Painted in Etihad’s ‘Facets of Abu Dhabi’ corporate colours, the mobile exhibition unit also features the airline’s renowned Business Studio and Economy SmartSeat.
The UAE’s national airline will also host Halima Aden, the American fashion model and icon, on its stand. Somali-born Halima will take part in a live Q and A in the theatre section of the stand, where she will discuss Etihad’s winning partnerships with the world of fashion.
Etihad’s stand will promote the airline’s campaigns to “connect the world via Abu Dhabi”, as well as several “winning partnerships” the airline has with the fashion industry and annual Fashion Weeks, City Football Group, the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, and Taste Festivals.
There will be live cooking demonstrations from Etihad chefs and a major highlight is set to be the liquid nitrogen ice cream giveaway to delegates at the “ATM Cooldown”.
Visitors to the stand will have a glimpse into the future of air travel through VR headsets in the video area and iPad pods with special focus on the Abu Dhabi Airport Midfield Terminal and the airline’s unique Digital Transformation and Innovation (DTI).
The stand’s theatre area will be home to Question and Answer sessions with Etihad executives, covering the areas of guest experience, marketing partnerships, environment and sustainability.
The Arabian Travel Market 2017 takes place from Monday 24 through Thursday 27 April at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The Etihad Airways stand will be located at Stand Number ME2310 in Hall Number 2.