Sri Lanka airport lounge opened by Emirates

Apr 05, 2012 (LBO) – Dubai-based Emirates had built 200 million rupee lounge for its first and business class passengers, at Sri Lanka’s Bandaranaike International Airport, near the capital Colombo, the airline said. “Emirates is one of the most active carriers serving Colombo, with 28 flights a week,” Chandana de Silva, area manager for Sri Lanka and Maldives said in a statement.

“This makes the Emirates lounge a tangible value addition to passengers departing or transiting at the BIA.

“Our investment in this facility reflects the continuing commitment of Emirates to its operations in Sri Lanka, as well as our optimism about the potential of the destination.”

The 5,778-square-foot lounge is similar to 30 others international airports around the world. It can accommodate up to 118 passengers.

The lounge has leather armchairs, a dining area for 54 people, a business centre an outdoor terrace overlooking airside with seating, a TV viewing area, a prayer room, Wi-Fi, shower facilities, and washrooms for males, females and disabled.