Emirates has opened its first dedicated passenger lounge in India at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.
It is the first facility of its kind to be opened by an international airline in the country and will be used by Emirates’ first and business class passengers before boarding their flights.
Mohammed Mattar, the carrier’s divisional senior vice president of airport services, said the lounge forms part of Emirates’ commitment to providing its passengers with "world class services".
"With the exclusive Emirates lounge in Mumbai, combined with our trademark chauffeur drive service, our first and business class passengers will enjoy greater comfort and convenience when travelling from their doorstep through to their final destination," he commented.
The lounge, which is spans an area of over 650 sq m, can cater for 100 guests at any one time, 38 of whom can sample the fine dining service.
Earlier this month, Emirates added an extra daily flight to Kuala Lumpur from Dubai. It now operates 21 non-stop services to the Malaysian capital every week.