Emirates opens airport lounge in CAI
Emirates today opened its 42nd dedicated lounge, this one at Cairo International Airport. The lounge is now open to Emirates First Class and Business Class passengers as well as Platinum and Gold members of Skywards, the airline’s loyalty program.
Emirates Lounge in Cairo is a US$3.6 million investment. Catering to three daily flights, the lounge is located at Departure Terminal 2, Level 2, above the secondary security check and duty free area.
The lounge was formally opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by Eng. Ahmed Youssef, Chairman of the Egyptian Tourism Promotion Board; Mohammed H Mattar, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President - Emirates Airport Services; Thani Al Ansari, Country Manager, Egypt, Emirates. The opening was also attended by Mr. Montaser Manaa, Civil Aviation Authority Vice President and Khaled Abdel Monem, Chairman of Central Air Transport Administration.
“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,” said Mattar in today’s announcement.
The lounge offers seating for up to 152 passengers, covering an area of 880 square meters. The lounge will provides premium passengers with LED TVs, leather armchairs, a choice of formal and relaxed seating, bespoke artwork, and separate male and female prayer rooms. To complete the travel experience, a range of luxury spa products are also available in the lounge from award-winning Irish brand VOYA.
The lounge features a dedicated dining area, a menu of complimentary hot and cold gourmet buffet, including local and international dishes and an extensive beverage service. Customers can also enjoy shower facilities, a fully equipped business centre with state of the art touch screen workstations along with complimentary Wi-Fi service within the lounge.
Emirates currently operates three daily flights between Cairo and Dubai with its 777 aircraft.