New York JFK is one of Emirates’ biggest lounges, as the airline operates 4x daily A380 flights between New York and Dubai. Three of them operate nonstop, while one operates via Milan Malpensa.
Every A380 has 90 First and Business class passengers meaning that JFK potentially has up to 360 premium passengers per day who are eligible for lounge access.
With that in mind, Emirates is renovating their JFK lounge, and in order to do so, they’re having to close it down for some amount of time.
The Emirates Lounge JFK closed on September 1, 2017, and will be closed until “early 2018.”
Per an email sent to passengers:
We’d like to let you know that we are refurbishing and upgrading our lounge in New York John F. Kennedy Airport, so that you can relax in a more inspiring space before you fly.
The lounge will be closed until early 2018 while we make these improvements. Customers who are eligible for lounge access will receive meal vouchers* that can be used in any restaurant or café across Terminal 4.
We apologise for any inconvenience while the lounge is being enhanced, and look forward to welcoming you there again soon.