Emirates is re-opening its lounges around the world beginning with the Emirates lounge at Cairo International Airport. In the coming weeks, Emirates’ customers can look forward to once again enjoying Emirates lounge services in other destinations including New York’s JFK International and Manchester Airport.
The airline has redesigned its lounge offering and introduced additional health and safety measures. The new protocols will be rolled out in each lounge.
The buffet offering will be changed to an a la carte service with contactless menus activated by QR code. Throughout the day, lounge staff will sanitize each seat and table after customers leave. In addition, the lounge will be sanitized and fumigated regularly.
All employees working in the lounge will be wearing masks and social distancing protocols are in place throughout the lounge. The seating capacity will be halved as every other sofa seat is left unoccupied. To ensure food safety, the catering staff will be wearing masks, gloves, and personal protective equipment (PPE). Newspaper, magazines, and other reading materials will not be available to minimize the risk of infection by touch.
The Emirates lounge in concourse B in Dubai International airport is also open with a redesigned service and designated First Class area. In recent months, Emirates has been introducing services aimed at providing customers with a safe and seamless airport experience. The integrated biometric path at Dubai International airport is the latest in a host of initiatives by Emirates, allowing customers to go from check-in to boarding purely by facial recognition.
Emirates continues to gradually reinstate its signature services after rigorous review and careful redesign to ensure the health and safety of customers and employees.
Onboard, the celebrated A380 Onboard Lounge and Shower Spa have resumed operations, while Emirates’ onboard dining experience has returned to its signature service while observing strict hygiene protocols.