LOS ANGELES, CA - Emirates, the Dubai based airline, announced the launch of its 37th lounge at Los Angeles International Airport for first class and business class customers including the airline’s platinum and gold members of frequent flyer program - Emirates Skywards.
The opening was attended by Mohammed Mattar, Emirates’ divisional senior vice president Airport Services, and Barry Rondinella - director of operations of Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA).
Mattar said: “Our third dedicated airport lounge in the US underpins our commitment to providing our premium customers with a great travel experience, and delivering on the high standards they have come to expect from Emirates.
“A nod to the Golden Age of air travel, the new lounge design is inspired by the understated luxury of our lounges in Dubai’s Concourse A, and is reflective of the discerning tastes of our premium customers.”
The airline started flying to Los Angeles in 2008 with a Boeing 777-200LR aircraft. In December 2013, Emirates introduced the 490 seat Airbus A380, powered by GE GP7200 engines.
Over one million passengers travelled with the Dubai based airline between Los Angeles and Dubai to date.
Gina Marie Lindsey, executive director, Los Angeles World Airports, added: "Working together, Emirates and LAX partnered to provide and then create a space where travelers can experience a world-class dedicated First Class and Business Class Lounge.
"I congratulate Emirates on conceiving, constructing and offering an unforgettable experience that gives passengers both luxury and comfort."
Passenger traffic at Los Angeles International Airport is over 70 million serving the Pacific Region, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and India.