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Emirates making its flying bar bigger, swankier

Saloon-style makeover aims to create a 'yacht-club' ambience

Deena Kamel & Andrea Rothman 

Flying bars that cater to premium passengers on the world’s biggest fleet of A380 jetliners are set for a saloon-style upgrade as Gulf carrier Emirates seeks to lure affluent travellers amid slowing revenue growth.

Out will go the semicircular benches on which passengers have perched since Emirates introduced the on-board lounges almost a decade ago, to be replaced by an altogether more comfortable set-up featuring a table for four located either side of the counter and below the superjumbo’s windows. In addition to the eight seats, the new watering holes will have room for 18 ...

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First Published: Wed, March 08 2017. 22:38 IST