Etihad Airways celebrated the deployment of its first Airbus A380 ‘super jumbo’ on its scheduled daily services to Seoul, Korea. The occasion was marked in style with a spectacular ‘Abu Dhabi Night’ evening reception at The Shilla, Seoul’s most iconic landmark hotel, with the venue hosting a unique opportunity to showcase the two cultures, Korean and Emirati, coming together. The event was attended by leading figures from the local government, diplomats, media, corporate partners, and the travel trade.
To highlight the cosmopolitan nature of Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, and to promote cultural fusion between Emirati and Korean people, the evening featured a series of performances by Arabic and Korean artists, and also offered a tapestry of cuisines fusing the cultures together through taste. The evening gave a glimpse into the fascinating culinary experiences every leisure and business traveller can enjoy in Abu Dhabi.
Robin Kamark, Etihad Aviation Group Chief Commercial Officer, said: “We are delighted to include Seoul as one of our most important destinations on the Etihad network with the increased capacity and flagship flying experience only the A380 can provide. The move will guarantee product consistency and more convenient travel options for more customers travelling to and from Korea, ensuring they experience the ultimate flying experience.