Emirates is reopening its lounges around the world, starting with Cairo International Airport.
In the coming weeks, Emirates’ customers can look forward to enjoying 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 a contactless menus activated by a QR code. Throughout the day, lounge staff will sanitise each seat and table after customers leave. In addition, the lounge will be sanitised and fumigated regularly.
All employees working in the lounge will be wearing masks and social distancing protocols are in place throughout. Seating capacity will be halved as every other sofa seat is left unoccupied.
To ensure food safety, catering staff will be wearing masks, gloves and personal protective equipment (PPE). Newspapers, magazines and other reading materials will not be available to minimise 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.
On board, the 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.