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Emirates Opens Lounge at Birmingham Airport

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Emirates has doubled its regional lounge offering in the UK within the space of just six months. A brand new luxury lounge has been officially opened in Birmingham.

First Class and Business Class passengers, plus Gold Skywards members, travelling on Emirates twice-daily service from Dubai to Birmingham can now seek sanctuary in the 7,000 square foot facility. It is situated opposite the airlines departure gate (number 54) in the new international pier in Terminal 1.

The Emirates Lounge offers luxury leather seating for up to 117 people, plasma TVs showing the latest news, a business centre with complimentary internet access and full shower facilities.

Guests to the lounge can also enjoy an extensive menu of complimentary hot and cold gourmet dishes accompanied by a full bar service - all supported by a team of dedicated lounge staff.

Mohammed Mattar, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Airport Services, who officially opened the lounge, said, This significant investment to our operation at Birmingham further highlights our commitment to the region and the importance of our twice-daily service to the Midlands. We hope our premium customers will enjoy this new facility next time they fly with us and look forward to experiencing our trademark attentive service for which we are renowned.

Paul Kehoe, the CEO of Birmingham International Airport, added, Emirates has been operating flights between Birmingham and Dubai for 10 years now and over this time it has provided a vital connection for the Midlands, not just to the Middle East, but onwards to all corners of the globe ... We are therefore delighted to see the opening of this stunning new facility in our new International Pier, which signifies a long-term commitment by the airline to Birmingham and the wider region.

Emirates has been operating to Birmingham for a decade and offers almost 800 seats a day on its two daily flights from Dubai.

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