Emirates Opens New Lounge at Cape Town International Airport
Emirates’ premium and loyal customers can now look forward to even greater levels of comfort, hospitality and convenience with the opening of the airline’s new two-level premium lounge at the Cape Town International Airport in South Africa.
All Emirates First Class and Business Class customers, as well as Skywards Platinum and Gold members travelling from Cape Town to Dubai will have complimentary access to the new facility, which has the capacity to accommodate 123 people comfortably.
The lounge, which opened for Emirates’ customers recently, represents an investment of over US$2,89 million by the airline. It is conveniently located in the international departures corridor next to Emirates’ preferred boarding point at Gate A3.
“Emirates’ airport lounges are an integral part of our service and product offering for our premium and loyal customers. Our continuous investment in our airport services ensures we pay as much attention and focus on providing luxury and comfort on the ground as we do in the air,” said Mohammed Mattar, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Airport Services.
“Designed with a focus on comfort and quality, this new lounge, coupled with our complimentary chauffeur drive service in Cape Town, dedicated check-in counters, as well as our award winning onboard service, ensures our premium customers have a seamless, comfortable and enjoyable journey from the moment they start their travel until they arrive at their destination. We expect to welcome approximately 65-70 premium customers on a daily basis at the lounge,” he added.
Deon Cloete, General Manager, Airports Company South Africa, Cape Town International Airport said, “We value the partnership and the ongoing commitment Emirates has made in growing the route and thereby providing connectivity to the rest of the world. Today we celebrate with them as they officially launch their new airline lounge.”
Cape Town has become Emirates’ 39th lounge in its network of over 150 global points and the 14th destination to feature the airline’s new lounge design concept, which includes Italian marble floors, leather armchairs and walnut wood finishes creating an upmarket contemporary space with a fresh relaxing atmosphere.
It offers a dedicated dining area with a choice of bar seating, an extensive menu of complimentary hot and cold gourmet foods served buffet style, including local dishes, and a beverage service which includes a premium selection of champagne, spirits and South African and international wines.
Customers will also have access to a fully equipped business centre with state of the art touch screen workstations, complimentary Wi-Fi and a dedicated lift to access the upper level of the lounge, which offers a quiet seating area, main dining room, a second TV area, main restroom with showers, and a prayer room.
In addition to Cape Town, and the six lounges at its hub Dubai International Airport, Emirates also has dedicated lounges at Johannesburg, Auckland, Bangkok, Beijing, Birmingham, Brisbane, Colombo, Delhi, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Glasgow, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Istanbul, 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$350 million.
Emirates currently operates two daily flights between Cape Town and Dubai with its popular Boeing 777 aircraft. The airline will launch a third daily service between the two cities from 4th July 2016.