Emirates’ investment in airport lounges tops $381m with Cairo opening

Emirates on Thursday unveiled its 42nd dedicated lounge across its network at Cairo International Airport (CAI) as its global investment exceeded $381 million.

The lounge is now open to Emirates First Class and Business Class customers as well as Platinum and Gold members of Skywards, the airline’s loyalty programme. 

The Emirates Lounge in Cairo represents a $3.6 million investment and caters to three daily flights. It is located at Departure Terminal 2, Level 2, above the secondary security check & Duty Free area.

The lounge was formally opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by Ahmed Youssef, chairman of the Egyptian Tourism Promotion Board, Mohammed H Mattar, Emirates’ divisional senior vice president – Emirates Airport Services and Thani Al Ansari, country manager, Egypt, Emirates.

“Cairo is our first destination in North Africa with an Emirates Lounge – and it underscores our relentless efforts to enhance the travel experience that we offer to customers not online in the air, but on the ground. We are committed to the highest standards of quality in every aspect of our business and the new Emirates Lounge is a testament to that,” said Mattar.

“We hope to contribute to the country’s tourism industry in a meaningful way and attract both international customers as well as discerning Egyptian travellers with our premium service. Egypt is a very important market for Emirates, and this dedicated lounge demonstrates our ongoing efforts to provide the best possible airport experience,” he added.

The lounge offers seating for up to 152 customers, and includes LED TVs, leather armchairs, a choice of formal and relaxed seating, bespoke artwork, and separate male and female prayer rooms.

It also features a dedicated dining area, an extensive menu of complimentary hot and cold gourmet buffet, shower facilities, a business centre and complimentary Wi-Fi.

In addition to Cairo, and the seven lounges at its hub Dubai International Airport, Emirates also has dedicated lounges at Auckland, Bangkok, Beijing, Birmingham, Boston, Brisbane, Cape Town, Colombo, Delhi, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Glasgow, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Kuala Lumpur, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Los Angeles, Manchester, Melbourne, Milan, Munich, Narita, New York – JFK, Paris – Charles de Gaulle, Perth, Rome, San Francisco, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, and Zurich, representing an investment of over US$381 million.

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