(MENAFN - Arab News) Emirates a 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 2.53 million euros 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
'we work hard to consistently deliver the best travel experience to our customers and the new lounge in rome is a testament to our commitment. this is the largest dedicated lounge at the airport in rome and is in a new design that reflects the modern style of the emirates lounges at dubai's concourse " said mohammed h. mattar emirates' divisional svp airport services. emirates customers to and from rome grew by over 110 percent in 2013 from 2009 figures. the airline remains one of the most committed enterprises in italy the uae being italy's first trading partner in the middle east. according to the ice (italian trade agency) exports from italy to the uae in 2012 exceeded 5.5 billion. in addition to the two emirates daily flights the airline's commitment to rome continues with the bnl internazionali d'italia sponsorship
"the new dedicated emirates lounge at the leonardo da vinci airport confirms the important partnership between the airline and aeroporti di roma and represents a further step toward excellence" said lorenzo lo presti ceo of adr — aeroporti di roma — spa
Located at terminal 3 in the airside transit area the new emirates lounge in rome offers seating for 156 customers.