Emirates to reopen 20 additional airport lounges by February.
Emirates announced on Tuesday that more than 20 airport lounges will soon be reopened across its network amidst an upsurge in travel demand.
The airline, which has resumed operations to over 90 per cent of its pre-pandemic network, plans to reopen its lounges at London Heathrow, Birmingham and Manchester by the end of this month, while lounges in London Gatwick and Glasgow will follow in January.
On the continent, Emirates lounges in Munich, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Dusseldorf, Milan and Rome, are already operational. The lounge in Paris is scheduled to open later this month.
In the United States, passengers can currently access the lounge at Los Angeles International Airport, Boston Logan International Airport and New York JFK, while the San Francisco lounge will reopen in February.
The lounges in Colombo, Sri Lanka and Bangkok, Thailand are also set to reopen soon.
In Dubai, five of Emirates’ dedicated lounges in Terminal 3 are now fully operational. Lounges in Concourse B and the East Wing of Concourse A are open, while the first class and business class lounges in the West Wing of Concourse A are scheduled to reopen in the coming weeks.
Plans are also under way to ensure two lounges in Concourse C are able to welcome guests by early next year.
The carrier plans to bring its total number of operational lounges around the world to more than 120 by February 2022.
The worldwide lounge reopenings coincide with the return of the A380 to many of the aforementioned cities.
Emirates has already brought back nearly 60 of its 121 superjumbos into active service.