Emirates has opened dedicated lounge facilities for its premium passengers at both Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia, and Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Thailand last week. Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur are amongst Emirates’ busiest cities in the Asia Pacific - the airline serves Bangkok with 19 weekly flights and Kuala Lumpur with nine - and these new lounges will prove a great addition to the experience of its passengers using these airports.
Richard Vaughan, Senior Vice President Commercial Operations, East Asia & Australasia, officiated the opening of The Emirates Lounge in Bangkok. He said: ‘We are very pleased to be able to offer our passengers in Asia Pacific with dedicated lounge facilities. The Emirates Lounge allow us to provide our customers with a consistent, high-quality Emirates experience both on the ground and in the air, starting from their exclusive chauffeur drive airport transfer and dedicated airport check-in counters, to luxurious lounge facilities and then our award-winning service onboard.
‘Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur are both key cities in our Asia Pacific route network. Their strategic location allows us to offer a seamless experience for our passengers connecting onward to Emirates destinations in Australia and New Zealand. We are certain that our passengers, particularly those travelling on long-haul, will enjoy our new lounge facilities.’
The Emirates Lounges in both Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur can each cater for more than a hundred passengers and are divided into three distinct areas incorporating a spacious sitting and relaxation area, a separate dining room with a gourmet hot and cold buffet selection and full service bar, plus a fully-equipped business centre and wi-fi Internet connectivity. Besides First and Business class passengers, Emirates’ dedicated lounge in Bangkok can also be used by Gold Skywards members - its frequent flyer programme.
Over the past two years, the fast-growing airline has invested in a multi-million dollar programme to establish its own airport lounges in key cities on its route network. Dedicated to premium travellers, each Emirates Lounge boasts luxurious furnishings of the highest quality, as well as carefully-designed areas to facilitate work, rest and refreshment in maximum comfort.
To date, Emirates has inaugurated 13 lounges across its network, and its latest facilities in Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok will bring the total to 18 - including nine in the Asia Pacific region, and three in Dubai International Airport. Combined, Emirates’ lounges around the world can accommodate some 3,000 premium passengers at any one time.
Outside of its Dubai base, Emirates operates dedicated lounges in the following key cities around its route network: London Heathrow, London Gatwick, New York JFK, Frankfurt, Munich, Paris, Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Auckland, Singapore, Hong Kong.