Emirates’ newly revamped A380 Onboard Lounge has made its operational debut on a flight to Kuala Lumpur, marking the 9th anniversary of the airline’s A380 service.
The Onboard Lounge was first introduced on 1 August, 2008. Now in its 9th year, the latest makeover of the lounge is inspired by private yacht cabins, features a more intimate and social area, and accommodates 26 guests.
There are six wines on offer, which differ by destination, but a champagne offering of Moët & Chandon or Veuve Clicquot is always available. Emirates has over 6,000 crew trained as mixologists who can prepare up to 14 cocktails such as a Bloody Mary or a non-alcoholic Apple Spritzer. The lounge stocks Hennessy XO Cognac and Chivas Regal 18 year old Scotch whisky as well as juices coffee and tea from Dilmah.
At the back of the lounge, a 55 inch LCD screen gives customers the latest flight information, or live TV broadcasts of the latest news or sports updates. Emirates has also recently expanded its Wi-Fi offering to give patrons of the lounge who are Emirates Skywards members free Wi-Fi throughout their flight.