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Now a luxurious lounge at Mumbai airport

india Updated: May 04, 2008 11:12 IST

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Dubai government-owned Emirates Airline is set to put up a luxurious lounge within the premises of the Mumbai International Airport to cater to its premium travellers.

"We have got 700 square meter space at the airport to cater to our first class and business class passengers," Emirates Airline's Senior Vice President (Commercial Operations), West Asia & Indian Ocean, Salem Obaidalla told PTI.

Emirates, which flies four flights a day from Mumbai, has recently launched chauffer-driven service for its first class and business class passengers arriving and departing from Mumbai. The company would soon extend the service to Delhi as well.

While declining to give the investment the carrier needs to make to put up the facility, Obaidalla said the lounge would be "a good, excellent and nice one".

Emirates Airline intends to grow in India by adding new flights and connecting new destinations apart from consolidating its presence in the existing cities.

The carrier now connects nine destinations of India with 105 flights a week. On July 1, it would commence flights to and from Calicut with six flights a week and double the flights to and from Delhi.

"We will add more flights to India and connect other destinations as soon as we get approval," Obaidalla said.

Since 2006, the airline has trippled its capacity into India by launching flights to Thiruvananthapuram, Kolkata, Bangalore and Ahmedabad. During the period, the carrier has also increased its frequency to Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad and more recently in Delhi and Ahmedabad.