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Emirates debuts new lounge at FCO Rome airport


Emirates premium customers who leave from Rome Leonardo da Vinci the main Italian airport can now count on higher levels of comfort and convenience, thanks to the opening of the new Emirates airline lounge.

The lounge is located inside the boarding area E for international flights near the gates E22-E24. Its new location offers views of the slopes and direct boarding on the plane. It has an area of almost 950 square meters and can accommodate 162 passengers.

Built according to the latest interior design standards of Emirates lounges around the world, it has a contemporary look that is very close to the lounges of Dubai’s main hub, with amenities and facilities that include LED TV, comfortable leather armchairs, seating formal and relaxed, a dining room, a prayer room, showers, business center and bespoke artwork.

Guests can also enjoy a free hot and cold buffet menu, including Italian and Roman specialties, seasonal options and a fine selection of international wines and beverages. A children’s menu is available.

All Emirates First Class and Business Class customers, as well as Skywards Platinum and Gold members, traveling on the two daily flights (including one with the Airbus 380) that the company offers between Rome and Dubai, will have free access to the new lounge, which replaces the old structure and is now located in a more convenient area of the airport terminal.

Guests of Emirates Skywards Silver and Skywards Blue can instead access the lounge for a fee.

Flavio Ghiringhelli, Emirates’s Italian country manager, said: “The new lounge is an investment of over 4 million euros and is an integral part of our goal to provide our premium and loyal customers with the highest levels of comfort and convenience, not only in the air but also on the ground.

“The new Rome airport lounge brings the number of Emirates lounges to 42. It is one of the largest networks in the world, always in constant evolution with new openings and new renovations.”

Ugo de Carolis, CEO of ADR, said: “Emirates is one of the main airlines for traffic volumes on Rome Fiumicino arriving to transport over 600 thousand annual passengers, Dubai represents today for Fiumicino the second intercontinental destination after New York for volumes of traffic thanks to an annual average growth of over 6% (2018-2010) over the last few years Emirates offers Rome up to 3 daily flights in the summer season (2 in the winter) with a fleet of Boeing 777 and Airbus A380, among the largest airliners in size to operate on the main Italian airport.”

Combined with the free chauffeur drive service for First and Business Class customers, dedicated check-in counters and the award-winning on-board service, the company’s premium customers can travel comfortably and smoothly from the moment the journey begins when they arrive at their destination. In addition to Rome and the seven lounges in the Emirates hub, the Dubai International Airport, Emirates, among its 42 lounges, has others dedicated to Auckland, Bangkok, Beijing, Birmingham, Boston, Brisbane, Cairo, Cape Town, Colombo, Delhi, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Glasgow, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Kuala Lumpur, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Los Angeles, Manchester, Melbourne, Milan, Munich, New York – JFK, Paris – Charles de Gaulle, Perth, San Francisco, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo – Narita and Zurich, for a global investment of over 350 million dollars