Emirates has opened its 25th Emirates Lounge.
Affording views of apron activity at Hamburg airport, the new
900sqm lounge can now be enjoyed by Emirates' First and Business
Class passengers, along with Gold Skywards members.
In the main area, passengers can sink into
leather armchairs, watch the latest TV news, or flick through
international newspapers and magazines.
In the restaurant, passengers will find an
extensive menu of complimentary hot and cold gourmet dishes, with
a refreshing choice of drinks. Shower cubicles are on hand if
travellers wish to freshen up before take off. Should they be
connecting in Dubai to a route served by an
A380, the showers, are of course, on board.
using the lounge will have full access to a business centre, with
computer and laptop workstations, each with complimentary
broadband and wireless LAN access.
The award winning airline has pumped in excess
of a quarter of a billion dirhams into customer-spoiling lounges
across its network, which now stretches to 101 destinations in 62
countries. Services to Durban and Luanda started last month.
Michael Eggenschwiler, CEO, Hamburg Airport,
said, “For many years, Emirates has been a familiar sight at our
airport. We are pleased about the ongoing success at our Hamburg
gateway. Thanks to the daily Emirates services, we could expand
our long-distance flights and offer more attractive destinations
and flight connections. The new lounge is a clear commitment to
Hamburg Airport and its catchment area. It is the largest Emirates
lounge in Germany and highlights the unlimited service philosophy,
as well as the importance of Hamburg within the global route
In addition to Hamburg, the airline offers
dedicated lounges in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Auckland,
Bangkok, Dubai, Mumbai, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Kuala
Lumpur, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Manchester, Munich, New
York JFK, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Johannesburg, Singapore,
Beijing and Zurich. More lounges are due to open in 2010 including
one at Birmingham International Airport.
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