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Emirates Opens New Lounge in Jeddah for A380 Passengers

JEDDAH- UAE’s flag carrier, Emirates Airlines (EK), opened its first lounge at King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

The lounge is anticipated to provide the EK’s signature premium experience to passengers flying onboard its Airbus A380s to Jeddah.

Emirates Opens New Lounge in Jeddah for A380 Passengers
Photo: Emirates

Emirates Opens New Lounge in Jeddah

The Dubai-based carrier has invested AED 20 million (USD$5.4 million) in building a 900-square-meter lounge, which is situated in Terminal 1. Further, the lounge will provide access to Business and First Class passengers along with Skywards Platinum and Gold members.

The lounge will be able to accommodate 190 passengers at one point in time and have different seating spaces.

This investment shows the airline’s commitment to expanding its presence in Saudi Arabia, supporting the aviation goals of Saudi Vision 2030, and ensuring a welcoming Emirates experience for customers on the ground.

Emirates is also celebrating 35 years of service to Jeddah, marking a significant milestone in its operations in Saudi Arabia, one of its most important global markets.

Mohammed Mattar, Divisional Senior Vice President of Airport Services at Emirates while attending the opening event stated:

Jeddah was our first gateway into the Kingdom 35 years ago, so it’s fitting that the King Abdulaziz International Airport, a world-class facility is the first airport in the region outside of Dubai to feature an Emirates dedicated lounge. The lounge, comfortably situated at the centre of Terminal 1, is beautifully designed to deliver an industry-leading experience and Emirates’ signature hospitality for our customers from the moment they step inside. We thank the airport authorities for their support in helping us open our doors to officially welcome customers and provide them with a memorable travel experience on the ground.”

Mohammed Mattar, Divisional Senior Vice President of Airport Services at Emirates

Furthermore, Eng. Mazen Johar, CEO of JEDCO also commented:

The launch of Emirates lounge at King Abdulaziz International Airport reflects the 35-year-long strategic relationship of providing multiple travel options to passengers through the airline’s three daily flights. The lounge is a significant addition to the airport’s services and supports the comprehensive development efforts at the airport, aimed at providing an enjoyable and seamless travel experience for passengers from all over the world.”

Eng. Mazen Johar, CEO of JEDCO

Photo: Emirates

Features of the New Lounge

Emirates’ new Jeddah Lounge has the most delinquent and refined design with local and regional touches. The reception and welcome area has dining, lounging, and quiet spaces for serenity. While, after entering the lounge you can have a vast range of dining options, elegant shower facilities, a prayer room, and other luxuries.

It’s a lounge and how we cannot talk about food. The buffet offers multiple options ranging from Middle Eastern, local, to international cuisine. Saint Sebastian Cheesecake and Tiramisu cake are some of the sweet delight dishes.

The lounge is on the third floor inside the Departure space. It takes just 10 minutes to reach the lounge from the terminal entrance and a few minutes to reach Gate A28B and A38B. From these gates, Emirates operates three daily flights to Dubai (DXB).

Photo: Emirates

The new lounge joins the premium lounge network of 35 lounges in the Emirates network. Out of these, three are located in Dubai.

Since 1989, the Emirates has been operating flights to Saudi Arabia Kingdom, including flights to and from Riyadh (RUH), Jeddah, Medina (MED), and Dammam (DMM).

Currently, the EK operates 70 weekly flights from all these four cities in the Kingdom. Since its launch, the UAE flag carrier has flown more than 30 million passengers to and from the Kingdom on more than 112,000 flights.

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