Emirates lounge opens at Gatwick

Emirates' first and business class passengers travelling on the airline's three-times-daily services from London Gatwick can now enjoy the benefits of its first ever dedicated UK lounge. The new facility can also be used by gold and silver members of its Skywards frequent flyer programme. The Emirates Lounge offers a range of passenger amenities including 255 seats - plus a large number of comfortable leather armchairs - and flat-screen TVs situated throughout showing the latest news and lifestyle programmes from a selection of global channels. The lounge also offers full shower facilities. Passengers also benefit from an extensive menu of complimentary hot and cold gourmet dishes, with the choice of formal or informal seating in the dining area accompanied by a full bar service, including champagne. The lounge's business centre includes 14 computer workstations and six laptop workstations, each with complimentary broadband and wireless LAN access, plus a hotline to both the Skywards and the Emirates Call Centres. http://www.emirates.com/uk

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