Emirates lounge at BIA to celebrate Sri Lanka’s 75th Independence Day with special local delights

Emirates will join Sri Lankans in celebrating the country’s milestone 75th anniversary of Independence by serving traditional local delicacies in its lounge at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA).

On 4 February, Emirates’ First and Business Class passengers and Skywards Gold members visiting its dedicated lounge, located on the second floor of the Arrivals Terminal, will be treated to a spread of Sri Lankan fare, available on the breakfast and hot meal menus.

The extensive breakfast menu at the lounge will be supplemented with popular Sri Lankan sweetmeats including Lavariya, Helapa and WeliThalapa to give diners a taste of authentic local cuisine, while the hot meal options will be expanded with the traditional Sri Lankan celebratory menu of Yellow rice, BrinjalMoju, Fish AmbulThiyal, Jackfruit curry as well as cashew nut and green pea curry. Included in the special menu to mark the occasion are delectable fritter treats such as Ulunduvada and Parippuvada, for travellers to enjoy.

The premium 5,651 square-foot Emirates dedicated lounge at the BIA can accommodate up to 118 passengers, providing a comfortable and relaxing setting for travellers to enjoy before their trip.  Featuring comfortable leather armchairs, a spacious dining area, Business Centre to catch up on work before flights, the Emirates Lounge also has a dedicated prayer room, shower facilities, and washrooms for the convenience of passengers.

Emirates has a vast network of 39 dedicated airport lounges, including seven in Dubai and 32 located within major airports around the globe, all designed with the same attention to detail and exceptional service. Besides Dubai, Emirates operates dedicated lounges in Auckland, Bangkok, Birmingham, Boston, Cairo, Cape Town, Colombo, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Glasgow, Hamburg, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Los Angeles, Manchester, Melbourne, Milan, Munich, New York, Paris, Perth, Rome, San Francisco, Singapore, and Sydney.

Emirates commenced operations to Sri Lanka in 1986 and currently operates 21 flights a week to and from Colombo, with a daily schedule of two direct flights to Dubai and one operating via the Maldivian capital, Male.

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