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Emirates opens new lounge

July 23, 2014

Emirates has opened its refurbished lounge at Suvarnabhumi Airport for first and business class passengers.

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It cost the airline USD1 million (THB30 million to fit out the 516 sqm raw space it rents from the Airports of Thailand.

The lounge can seat a maximum of 136 passengers.

“We’ve invested to provide our premium passengers with an exclusive area to rest and refresh while travelling. The Suvarnabhumi Airport lounge reflects the modern style of the Emirates lounges at Dubai’s Concourse A,” said, Emirates area manager of Thailand and Indochina, Jabr Al-Azeeby.

“Our capacity to Bangkok has increased significantly every year… Approximately 300 premium customers are expected to use the lounge on a daily basis,” added, airport services manager – Bangkok, Nujanart Tam.

The lounge features LED TVs, comfortable leather armchairs, a choice of formal and relaxed seating, a quiet area, dining area and even a prayer room.

Of the 35 existing lounges on the Emirates network, 24 lounges will be refurbished in a phased plan.

Emirates currently operates 42 weekly flights to Bangkok with three A380 flights daily. The airline has been operating its Airbus A380 on the Bangkok-Dubai and Bangkok-Hong Kong route since 2009 and reinforced its commitment to Thailand with the launch of a daily direct flight to Phuket in December 2012.

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