Emirates opens 35th dedicated lounge at Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci Airport
Saturday, 12 April 2014 00:00
Emirates, the global connector of people and places, celebrated the opening of its 35th dedicated lounge at Leonardo da Vinci Airport in Rome.
The Emirates Lounge at Leonardo Da Vinci Airport represents a Euro 2.53 million investment on the part of the airline, with the aim to provide a seamless, luxurious travel experience to its premium customers. These include First Class and Business Class customers, as well as Platinum and Gold members of Emirates Skywards - the airline’s frequent flyer program. This follows the opening of the Emirates lounge in Milan Malpensa Airport in 2013.
The official opening was marked by a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Mohammed Mattar - Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President Airport Services, Fabio Maria Lazzerini - General Manager di Emirates Italia and Lorenzo Lo Presti, ADR – Aeroporti di Roma Chief Executive Officer.
Emirates customers to and from Rome grew by over 110% in 2013 from 2009 figures. The airline remains one of the most committed enterprises in Italy, with the UAE being Italy’s first trading partner in the Middle East. According to the ICE (Italian Trade Agency), exports from Italy to the United Arab Emirates in 2012 exceeded 5.5 billion euros. In addition to the two Emirates daily flights, the airline’s commitment to Rome continues with the BNL Internazionali d’Italia sponsorship.
Located at Terminal 3 in the airside transit area, a few meters after passport control, the new Emirates Lounge in Rome offers seating for 156 customers covering an indoor area of 920 square meters. It features a contemporary design and the same attention to detail as the other Emirates’ lounges throughout the world.
Emirates currently operates in Italy with 42 weekly flights, including two daily flights to Rome Fiumicino, three daily flights to Milan Malpensa and a daily flight to Venice Marco Polo. More travellers have the chance to experience the A380 aircraft and all its comforts and features with a limited double daily A380 service on the Rome-Dubai route from 16 to 30 April.