Here’s a roundup of all the latest news from Emirates.
New Look A380 Onboard Lounge
From July 2017 Emirates’ A380 Onboard Lounges will be getting a face lift; showcasing a sleeker design the new-look lounges will feature an ivory colour-scheme accented with bronze and wooden grain.
The ambient setting is a social space for passengers to mingle with fellow travellers, relax with a cocktail, or enjoy live events screened in the lounge.
New route to Cambodia and direct Hanoi service
As of 1st July 2017, Phnom Penh will join the Emirates extensive network of routes for travel.
The daily service from Dubai to Phnom Penh will stop at Yangon on the outbound and return journeys. This means that, coinciding with the launch of this new route, the Emirates flight from Dubai to Hanoi will become a non-stop service.
The Dubai-Phnom Penh (PNH) service will be operated by a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a two-class configuration.
Extra flights to Phuket and Mauritius
Due to increasing passenger demand, Emirates has introduced an additional flight to and from Phuket for April 2017. Emirates will also be supplementing their Mauritius flights for this period.
All of the additional flights will be operated by Boeing 777 aircraft with 42 Business class seats and 386 Economy class seats.
Dubai International Airport – New Baggage Rule
Effective from 8th March 2017 Dubai Airport are now only accepting bags that have at least one flat side. Bags that do not comply with this new rule will be rejected and passengers will be given the option of repacking in boxes at a charge.
The measure has been put in place to reduce the number of baggage jams that can delay services. Dubai International Airport’s baggage handling system is among the largest in the world and the and, according to an airport spokesman, bags that are round or do not have a flat surface of any kind are by far the largest source of baggage jams.
For more information on any of these changes visit the Emirates website.