Emirates unveils first dedicated lounge in Japan

Emirates, a global connector of people and places, celebrated the opening of its 38th dedicated lounge at Terminal 2 of Narita International Airport. 

Official opening of the Emirates lounge in Narita airport. From left: Hiroshi Yamasaki, Airport Services Manager of Emirates in Japan, Mutaz Alfaheem, Charge d’Affaires, Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Japan Mohammed Mattar, Divisional Senior Vice President, Emirates Airport Services, Tokuhisa Takano, Senior Vice President, Narita International Airport Corporation Nick Rees, Country Manager, Japan, Emirates
Official opening of the Emirates lounge in Narita airport. From left: Hiroshi Yamasaki, Airport Services Manager of Emirates in Japan, Mutaz Alfaheem, Charge d’Affaires, Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Japan Mohammed Mattar, Divisional Senior Vice President, Emirates Airport Services, Tokuhisa Takano, Senior Vice President, Narita International Airport Corporation Nick Rees, Country Manager, Japan, Emirates
Emirates airport lounge in Narita airport, Tokyo
Emirates airport lounge in Narita airport, Tokyo

The opening not only showcased Emirates’ premium lounge, but provided a unique opportunity for guests to experience the airline’s on-board food offering on its Japan routes.

The Emirates Lounge at Narita International Airport is the first airline-owned lounge in Japan. It will provide an experience of seamless luxury and comfort for its First and Business Class customers, as well as Platinum and Gold members of Emirates Skywards – the airline’s frequent flyer programme. This first lounge opening in Japan reinforces Emirates’ ongoing commitment to the Japanese market.

 “Japan is a very important market for Emirates and the dedicated lounge at Narita demonstrates our ongoing efforts to provide the best airport experience to premium Japanese travellers and our Skywards Platinum and Gold members,” said Mohammed H Mattar, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President Airport Services

The Emirates Lounge at Narita International Airport provides a seamless transition to the elegant environment of the onboard First Class and Business Class offering with a colour palette reflecting the neutral, earthy tones that customers have come to associate with the Emirates brand.

In the lounge, passengers are able to choose from a complimentary selection of fine beverages and a wide range of hot and cold delicacies from a gourmet buffet.

State-of-the-art LED TVs ensure passengers remain up-to-date with the latest news and entertainment, and a fully equipped business centre is available for those needing to catch up on that last bit of business before flight. Complimentary Wi-Fi service is also offered throughout the facility to ensure passengers remain connected. Passengers are also able to freshen up prior to their flight with the lounge’s shower facilities.

Emirates has invested more than US$330 million in its lounges worldwide serving over 22 million customers since the opening of Emirates’ first international lounge outside its Dubai hub.

The airline currently has 37 dedicated lounges around its six-continent network including in Auckland, Bangkok, Beijing,  Birmingham, Brisbane, Colombo, Delhi, Dubai (x6) , 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, Rome, San Francisco, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney and Zurich.

Emirates commenced services to Japan in 2002 with four weekly flights to and from Osaka. Since then, more than three million passengers have chosen Emirates to fly from Dubai to Japan and from Japan to Dubai. Presently, Emirates has daily flights to three gateways in Japan - Osaka, Narita and Haneda. Globally, the airline employs over 430 Japanese nationals.

Emirates operates a daily scheduled flight between Dubai and Malta via Larnaca, Cyprus. For further information and flight schedules, one can visit the site: www.emirates.com/mt

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