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Emirates opens futuristic new airport lounge

[9th April 2008]

Emirates Airline has unveiled a luxurious new airport lounge at Brisbane airport in Australia with fabulous facilities for passengers.

This is the first airline lounge in Australia from which passengers can board directly to the aircraft, including the upper deck of the new Airbus A380 superjumbo.

“In May 2003, Emirates made a US$13 million commitment to develop superior quality lounges around the world in an effort to provide passengers with luxurious sanctuaries whilst travelling. In 2004, Brisbane became the first Emirates destination outside of our hub in Dubai to have a dedicated airport lounge and it set the benchmark for all Emirates Lounges across our network,” says Emirates Airport Services divisional senior vice president, Dale W Griffith.

The new airport lounge is more than twice the size of Emirates’ previous lounge at Brisbane airport and is able to seat 172 guests, including 56 in the dining area and 10 in the specially equipped business centre.

The luxurious facilities at the Emirates lounge include massage chairs, leather armchairs from Scotland, flat screen TVs and designer bathrooms with shower facilities.

Hungry travellers will be able to enjoy an extensive menu of complimentary hot and cold gourmet dishes as well as a complimentary full bar service, including champagne.

The new airport lounge at Brisbane is open to Emirates first and business class passengers and Gold members of its frequent flyer programme, Skywards. Emirates lounges can be found in 16 airports around the world, including Gatwick airport and Heathrow airport.

Written by: Nick Purdom