Emirates has opened its second UK lounge in 6 Months, this second lounge
located in Birmingham, will offer Emirates First Class, Business Class and
Skywards Gold Members the usual “The Emirates Lounge” Facilities, including:
- Food & Full Bar Service
- Shower Facilities
- Plasma TVs
- Luxury Leather Seating for Up to 117 people
The Emirates Lounge at Birmingham International Airport is located opposite
departure gate 54 (Opposite the Airlines Departure Gate)
The full media release from Emirates can be read below:
DUBAI, U.A.E., 14th 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, the
first dedicated lounge to be offered by a long-haul airline at the city’s
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
airline’s departure gate (number 54) in the new international pier in Terminal
The Emirates Lounge offers the ultimate in comfort with 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 – prepared by expert chefs, 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
Paul Kehoe, the CEO of Birmingham International Airport, who was
also present at Thursday’s opening celebrations, 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.”
Mr Kehoe added: “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.”
In September 2009, the airline helped Birmingham International Airport
celebrate its 70th birthday by sending one of its Airbus A380s in the first
ever flight by the superjumbo to a UK regional airport.
Emirates has been operating to Birmingham for a decade and offers almost
800 seats a day on its two daily flights from Dubai.
Birmingham is the latest facility to open in the airline’s AED 266
million worldwide lounge investment programme. A similar facility was opened in
Manchester in October, while other Emirates’ lounges in the UK can be found at
London Heathrow and London Gatwick.
Elsewhere, the airline’s premium passengers can enjoy lounges in
Auckland, Bangkok, Beijing, Brisbane, Dubai (x3), Dusseldorf, Frankfurt,
Hamburg, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne, Mumbai, Munich, New
York – JFK, Paris – Charles de Gaulle, Perth, Singapore, Sydney and Zurich.
Emirates has so far announced five new routes for 2010; Tokyo (28th
March), Amsterdam (1st May), Prague (1st July), Madrid (1st August), and Dakar