Emirates to reopen 20 additional airport lounges by February

Emirates to reopen 20 additional airport lounges by February

Special seating arrangements have been made to ensure social distancing

Emirates has announced plans to reopen 20 airport lounges around the world by February 2022, bringing the total number of lounges in operation to more than 120.

The decision to reopen the lounges comes as Emirates has resumed operations to 90% of its pre-pandemic network.

In the UK, Emirates plans to reopen its lounges at London Heathrow, Birmingham and Manchester by the end of December 2021, while the opening of lounges in London Gatwick and Glasgow will follow in January.

This month, Emirates lounges in Germany, including Munich, Frankfurt and Dusseldorf, and Italy, including Milan and Rome have reopened. 

In the US, eligible passengers can access lounge facilities at Los Angeles International Airport, Boston Logan International Airport and New York JFK, with San Francisco lounge due to resume services in February.


At the airline’s DXB hub, five dedicated lounges in Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport are now fully operational, and lounges in Concourse B and the East Wing of Concourse A are open.

First class and business class lounges in the West Wing of Concourse A are scheduled to reopen in the coming weeks and two lounges in Concourse C will welcome guests early next year.

Strict health and safety measures have been put in place in lounges across the airline’s network. Depending on specific local guidelines in each market, either buffet service or a la carte dining are offered and only contactless menus are available. 

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