Emirates passengers in Egypt can now benefit from dedicated lounge access at Cairo International Airport, making it the 42nd in its network.
Open to First and Business class passengers, as well as Platinum and Gold Skyward members, the lounge caters to those flying on any of the airline’s three flights arriving and departing from the airport on any given day. The lounge is located at Departure Terminal 2, Level 2, above the secondary security check and Duty Free area.
The opening ceremony was led by Ahmed Yousef, Chairman of the Egyptian Tourism Promotion Board; Mohammed H Mattar, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President – Emirates Airport Services; and Thani Al Ansari, Country Manager, Egypt, Emirates.
Mr. Montaser Manaa, Civil Aviation Authority VP and Mr. Khaled Abdel Monem, Chairman of Central Air Transport Administration, were also in attendance.
“Cairo is our first destination in North Africa with an Emirates Lounge – and it underscores our relentless efforts to enhance the travel experience that we offer to customers not online in the air, but on the ground. We are committed to the highest standards of quality in every aspect of our business and the new Emirates Lounge is a testament to that,” said Mohammed Mattar – Divisional Senior Vice President, Emirates Airport Services.
“We hope to contribute to the country’s tourism industry in a meaningful way and attract both international customers as well as discerning Egyptian travellers with our premium service. Egypt is a very important market for Emirates, and this dedicated lounge demonstrates our ongoing efforts to provide the best possible airport experience,” added Mr Mattar.
The almost 9,500 square foot lounge can accommodate up to 152 people, featuring similar amenities and styling used at its other international lounges.
For those who are not flying in First or Business or are not Platinum or Gold Skyward members, you can still access it for a fee (once there availability).