Emirates opens new lounge at Cape Town

The new lounge becomes the airline’s 39th across its global network

Emirates has opened a new two-level premium lounge at Cape Town International Airport in South Africa.

Cape Town has become Emirates’ 39th lounge in its network of over 150 global points and the 14th destination to feature the airline’s new lounge design concept, which includes Italian marble floors, leather armchairs and walnut wood finishes creating an upmarket contemporary space with a fresh relaxing atmosphere.

It offers a dedicated dining area with a choice of bar seating, an extensive menu of complimentary hot and cold gourmet foods served buffet style, including local dishes, and a beverage service which includes a premium selection of champagne, spirits and South African and international wines.

Passengers will also have access to a fully equipped business centre with state of the art touch screen workstations, complimentary Wi-Fi and a dedicated lift to access the upper level of the lounge, which offers a quiet seating area, main dining room, a second TV area, main restroom with showers, and a prayer room.

Emirates expects to welcome approximately 65-70 premium passengers on a daily basis at the lounge.

Emirates currently operates two daily flights between Cape Town and Dubai with its Boeing 777 aircraft. The airline will launch a third daily service between the two cities from 4th July 2016.


All Emirates First Class and Business Class passengers, as well as Skywards Platinum and Gold members travelling from Cape Town to Dubai will have complimentary access to the new facility, which has the capacity to accommodate 123 people comfortably.

It is conveniently located in the international departures corridor next to Emirates’ preferred boarding point at Gate A3.

N.B. Image credit: Emirates

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