A new business class lounge has been opened recently by Emirates Airline at Boston Logan International Airport. The airline has made an investment of $ 6.7 million to build this facility. This will be Emirates Airlines’ fourth lounge in the United States and its 41st lounge worldwide.
Media reports said that the lounge is spread in an area of 695 square meters, and is situated overlooking gate E-11 on Terminal E’s upper level. The passengers will be able to directly board the flight from the lounge itself. The lounge has a seating capacity of 123 people, and is equipped with various facilities including prayer room, free Wi-Fi, business center, dining area offering free beverages and cold and hot buffet meals, and shower facilities comprising Irish brand Voya spa products.
The opening of the business class lounge has come close on the heels of the airline’s decision to curtail frequencies on five of its 12 routes in the United States. The reducing of frequencies has been attributed to the actions promulgated by the U.S. government.
According to the reports, Emirates Airline has reduced frequencies on its Dubai-Fort Lauderdale route effective from May 1, 2017. The airline is now operating five times per week flights instead of a daily service. The airline has also curtailed flights on its Orlando route starting May 23 this year.
Apart from these, the flights services on Seattle, Boston and Los Angeles routes have also been reduced. A spokesperson of Emirates Airline in a statement said that it has downsized the Dubai-Seattle route with a daily service now instead of the previously twice daily flights effective from June 1. Similar reductions on Boston and Los Angeles routes have also been effected. Both Dubai-Boston and Dubai-Los Angeles routes being served earlier with twice daily service have now become once daily service effectively from June 2 and July 1 respectively.
Emirates Airline is presently serving 12 gateways in the United States. These include Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Dallas, Houston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Washington DC, Boston, Newark Liberty and New York JFK. These airports are being served with 101 flights per week from Dubai and over 150 cities on the airline’s international network.