Emirates has opened its 42nd lounge worldwide, with the unveiling of a facility at Cairo International airport.
The 880sqm space offers seating for up to 152 guests, with facilities including shower rooms with Voya products, a business centre, free wifi, a hot and cold buffet, leather armchair seating, and separate male and female prayer rooms.
The US$3.6 million facility is located on level 2 of the airport’s Terminal 2 departures area, and is available for business and first class passengers, as well as Gold and Platinum members of Emirates’ Skywards loyalty programme.
The airline currently operates three daily B777 services between Dubai and Cairo, having added four weekly frequencies in October last year.
Emirates says that its seven Dubai lounges, along with dedicated facilities in locations including Birmingham, Frankfurt, Gatwick, Heathrow, LA, Manchester, New York JFK, Paris CDG and Sydney, represent a total investment of just over US$380 million.
Commenting on the opening Mohammed Mattar – Divisional Senior Vice President, Emirates Airport Services, said:
“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.
“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.”
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