Posted by Sade Williams
Emirate Airlines has recently announced that Nigerian Travellers amongst other passengers on board its flight will be hosted to a treat on Valentine’s Day as its own way of showing love.
The treat will be for passengers onboard flight moving from Dubai. However, given that Nigerian travellers will always get to Dubai, the Emirates hub, before arriving at their final destinations, they will also have the opportunity to enjoy the treat.
To celebrate its customers on board and on ground on February 14th across its global network, including Nigeria, Emirates is giving out heart shaped milk chocolates, and premium single origin coverture Belgium chocolate which will be served alongside the main course for Economy and Business Class customers exclusively. In First Class, customers will find their goodie baskets transformed for Valentine’s Day.
In addition to the usual treats of snacks and mints, a duo of heart shaped Belgian chocolates as well as white chocolate coated blackcurrant-infused liquorice balls will be added for two days only from 13th February.
Cake and champagne packages are also available in Economy Class for those wanting to celebrate with their loved ones on board. Customers can choose either a vanilla or chocolate cake accompanied by a 200ml bottle of Moët et Chandon Brut NV for USD 43. The packages can be pre-ordered via Emirates call centre agents.
To further sweeten air travel, prior to boarding, customers can enjoy Moet & Chandon Rosé Impérial from the 13th of February across all seven Emirates lounges at Dubai International Airport.
The limited edition champagne will be accompanied by specially created Valentine’s Day desserts including a berry treat filled with blueberry yoghurt mousse & mixed berry compote; a white chocolate raspberry delight prepared with white chocolate mousse and raspberry jelly; chocolate Valentine’s truffle prepared with dark chocolate mousse filled with raspberry jelly and an almond caramelised orange cake prepared with orange mousse stuffed with caramelised almond.
The lounges in Dubai International Airport are complimentary for those travelling in Business or First Class as well as Emirates Skywards Silver, Gold and Platinum members.
Nigerians who are Emirates Skywards Blue members are looking forward to impress their Valentine’s dates, can also pay to access the lounges. Emirates’ network of lounges worldwide are also serving sweet treats on the 14th of February including heart-shaped Red Velvet cakes and mud cakes.
Nigerian customers, amongst other customers, in need of a last minute Valentine’s gift are in luck as there is a Duty Free sale on board from the 10th – 18th February offering a 20% discount on all purchases over USD 95. Items on sale include perfumes, jewellery and accessories.
Valentine’s Day is the latest occasion Emirates is celebrating with a special offering on board and in the lounges. The airline has previously developed seasonal menus for Christmas, Diwali and Oktoberfest among other holidays.