Etihad Airways has opened a new business class lounge at John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport in New York.

The new lounge, which is the airline’s second of its type in the country after Washington, has been developed as part of Etihad Airways’ strategic lounge development plan.

Designed with the ‘Facets of Abu Dhabi’ brand theme, the lounge is located close to the gate area after the security checkpoint in the airport’s Terminal 4.

The lounge is claimed to offer world-class hospitality, a signature entrance, expansive and exclusive views with floor to ceiling windows, bar with curated cocktail and mocktail offerings, dining area, relaxation facilities and new bespoke furniture customised to reflect the airline’s brand.

"The opening of Etihad Airways’ new First and Business Class Lounge at New York’s JFK International Airport reinforces our commitment to investing in the travel experience."

Etihad Airways president and CEO James Hogan said: "The opening of Etihad Airways’ new First and Business Class Lounge at New York’s JFK International Airport reinforces our commitment to investing in the travel experience and providing our guests with the highest levels of comfort, luxury and world-class hospitality at every point in their travel journey – on the ground and in the air."

The pre-flight lounge is open to all the airline’s guests travelling in The Residence by Etihad, First Apartments or Business Studios.

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A private lounge is accessible exclusively to guests travelling The Residence by Etihad, complementing the private luxury offered with this service in-flight.

Etihad Airways has started operating its A380, featuring The Residence by Etihad, First Apartments, Business Studios and Economy Smart Seats, between Abu Dhabi and JFK airport in November this year.

The daily A380 service replaces a Boeing 777 and complements a second B777 daily flight between the Abu Dhabi and New York.

In addition to the US, Etihad Airways has global lounge facilities in Abu Dhabi, Frankfurt, London Heathrow, Manchester, Dublin, Paris and Sydney.

Image: Etihad Airways’ new business class lounge at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. Photo: courtesy of Anthony Collins Photography / PRNewsFoto / Etihad Airways.