Emirates’ newly revamped A380 Onboard Lounge has made its operational
debut on a flight to Kuala Lumpur, marking the 9th anniversary of the
airline’s award-winning A380 service.
The Onboard Lounge was
first introduced on 1 August, 2008 and has since become a mainstay of
Emirates’ double decker aircraft. Now in its 9th year, the Emirates A380
Onboard Lounge is arguably the most popular social spot at 40,000 feet.
latest makeover of the lounge, inspired by private yacht cabins,
features a more intimate and social area. With a clientele made up of
Business and First Class customers on board the A380, the exclusive
lounge accommodates 26 guests and serves the finest wines from around
the world. The six wines on offer differ by destination but a champagne
offering of Moët & Chandon or Veuve Clicquot is always available.
has over 6,000 crew trained as mixologists who can whip up 14 cocktails
such as its signature Bloody Mary or a non-alcoholic Apple Spritzer.
The lounge stocks fine spirits such as Hennessy XO Cognac and Chivas
Regal 18 year old Scotch whisky. It also serves over 18 different bar
snacks, the most popular of which are the smoked salmon bagels and fresh
For those who prefer a perk me up, the menu also
includes juices, Illy coffee and several varieties of tea from Dilmah.
At the back of the lounge, a 55 inch LCD screen gives customers the
latest flight information, or live TV broadcasts of the latest news or
sports updates. Emirates has also recently expanded its Wi-Fi offering
to give patrons of the lounge who are Emirates Skywards members free
Wi-Fi throughout their flight.
Emirates flies the A380 to 48
cities on 6 continents. The latest cities to join the A380 network this
year are Sao Paulo, Casablanca and Nice. Emirates is the world’s largest
operator of the A380 aircraft with 96 of these double-decked aircraft
in service, and a further 46 on order. The Emirates A380 is a popular
choice for travellers, carrying 80 million passengers since 2008.