July 24 2014  |  Airline & Terminal News

Emirates opens dedicated lounge at GLA

By Rick Lundstrom

Amanda McMillan, Managing Director, Glasgow Airport and Sir Tim Clark, President of Emirates

Emirates became the first international airline to open a dedicated lounge at Glasgow Airport this week.

Emirates has operated service from Dubai to Glasgow for 10 years. It is the 36th lounge in Emirates’ network and its 14th lounge in Europe. The Emirates Lounge can seat 139 passengers in an area of 736 square meters with runway views. Emirates says it has invested more than US$319 million in lounges worldwide.

“Our new Emirates Lounge at Glasgow, the largest at the airport, represents a significant Euro 2.6 million direct investment,” said the airline’s President, Sir Tim Clark. “We have seen passenger numbers grow as we progressively developed our services and invested in Glasgow. The lounge opening today is a testament to the success of our double daily operation. It will be an unrivaled premium airport experience for our passengers traveling to popular destinations, including Bangkok, Perth, Sydney, and Singapore via our hub in Dubai.” 

Earlier this year, Emirates was first airline to bring the A380 to Scotland.

The design of the lounge features the airline’s trademark beverages and gourmet food. The lounge provides passengers with extensive views of the airfield and is a short walk from Emirates’ boarding point at gate 30. The lounge’s facilities include formal and relaxed seating areas, a dining area, shower facilities and a business centrer. It is furnished with Italian marble floors, gold Rolex clocks, leather armchairs and mahogany furniture. Passengers can enjoy an extensive buffet of Scottish and international gourmet dishes, as well as a complimentary full-bar service. 

The lounge will showcase premium Scottish products, which will significantly increase business for local suppliers. The lounge employs 21 full-time positions at the airport. 



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