Airport and Duty Free Review
Forget First, now it's Gold Class
For passengers who wish to treat themselves First or Business Class style without paying a high price, there is a facility at Abu Dhabi Airport which offers the chance to do just this whilst in the Airport.This service is the Golden Class, which offers a comprehensive Meet-and-Assist service with fast track through check-in and immigration, and access to the luxurious VIP lounge, business centre and health club. Golden Class is available to all passengers, regardless of flight ticket class, at very reasonable prices. Annual memberships are available for frequent flyers offering good savings on the use of the service. Golden Class also offers luxurious Mercedes E200 cars, strikingly branded with the Golden Class livery in royal blue and gold colours, to transport passengers from the terminal to Abu Dhabi City. The Golden Class is another service that reflects Abu Dhabi International Airport's commitment to providing excellence to its passengers, said an airport official. Golden Class is offering door-to-door service, with passengers being met directly from the aircraft and escorted through immigration and luggage collection, right into a waiting limousine to whisk them into the city centre, if so required. Golden Class members may also use the downtown facilities at the new Abu Dhabi City Terminal, including passenger and baggage check-in up to 24 hours before their aircraft's scheduled departure time and luxury coach transfer to the airport. They can also order duty-free goods at the terminal and pick up their purchases on arrival at the airport. Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, Golden Class may be booked directly or through airlines, hotels, and travel agencies. For regular travellers, membership is available through a modest annual subscription, entitling them to unlimited use of the Golden Class facilities and services.