Emirates has opened a lounge at Los Angeles International airport.
The $6.2 million facility, which is the Gulf airline's 37th lounge worldwide, is available to first and business class passengers and to Platinum and Gold members of Emirates Skywards.
Located in the Tom Bradley International Terminal, the new Emirates Lounge at Los Angeles International Airport is 840 sqm in size and seats up to 157 people.
Features include free wifi, a terrace view, leather armchairs, a "choice of formal and relaxed seating", a dining area, showers, a prayer room and a fully-equipped business centre.
A private chauffeur-drive service is also available for first and business class passengers within 60 miles of the airport.
Emirates first flew to LAX in 2008 with a B777-200LR aircraft, before introducing a 490-seat A380 onto the Dubai-Los Angeles route in December 2013 (see news, June 2013).
The carrier's 36 other lounges are located in Auckland, Bangkok, Beijing, Birmingham, Brisbane, five in Dubai, Colombo, Delhi, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Glasgow (see news, July 2014), Hamburg, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Kuala Lumpur, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Manchester, Milan, Munich, Melbourne, Mumbai, New York JFK, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Perth, Rome, San Francisco, Singapore, Sydney, Shanghai and Zurich.