Where to Smoke: Top 3 Airport Cigar Lounges

Where to Smoke: Top 3 Airport Cigar Lounges

Our newest addition to our Where to smoke editorials, where we provide an inside guide to the most opulent rooms, gardens, and terraces to puff on Cuban Cigars Online, takes us to cigar lounges inside international airports from all around the world. Without any further ado, today we explore the cigar lounges in Etihad Airways First Class Lounge and Spa in Abu Dhabi International Airport, Lufthansa First Class Terminal in Frankfurt International Airport, and La Casa del Habano shop and VIP Lounge in Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport. Have a read on the other opulent cigar lounges from our series:

The Lanesborough

Belgravia’s The Hari

Corinthia Hotel London

You certainly cannot always be in control of the time and place that you will feel the urge to light a habano. It could be after your lunch break, in between meeting, or even before boarding your flight. Whether you are travelling for business reasons or simply for leisure, some of the most popular international airports in the world are already a step ahead, creating for their first class cigar smoking passengers some of the most sumptuous cigar rooms inside their opulent first class lounges.

“INCLUDES A FULLY EQUIPPED CIGAR ROOM”

FIRST CLASS LOUNGE & SPA IN ABU DHABI INT. AIRPORT – Recently, Etihad Airways opened the doors to its new flagship first class lounge and spa and there could only be one word to describe it; palatial. Located in Abu Dhabi Airport – terminal 3, Etihad’s first class lounge and spa provides all kinds of luxurious services to its guests. The lounge features a number of secluded relaxation rooms, an a la carte restaurant, a cocktail bar, a Six Senses spa, a barber shop, a fitness room and many more. Amongst these services, Etihad Airways’ first class lounge includes a specifically designed cigar room, presenting some of the world's best Cuban Cigars brands, expertly matched with a variety of drinks, such as cognacs, whiskey, and rums.

The cigar lounge at Abu Dhabi International Airport provides their first class passengers with a habano choice from nine premium cigar brands, including Hoyo de Monterrey Cigars, Cohiba, Bolivar, and Romeo y Julieta. Drawing inspiration from the wide range of Cuban cigars available at Etihad Airways’ cigar lounge, we couldn’t help but recommend you the very much adored by cigar enthusiasts Cohiba Behike 56 Cigar. Hand-rolled using the incredibly rare and lucrative medio tiempo leaves, this habano comes in 166 mm in length by a 56 ring gauge and delivers a medium to full flavoured profile – an exquisite cigar choice while at the Etihad’s Airways Cigar lounge in Abu Dhabi Airport.

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Inside Etihad Airways First Class Lounge and Spa in Abu Dhabi International Airport 

“OFFERS A GREAT SELECTION OF CUBAN CIGARS”

LUFTHANSA FIRST CLASS IN FRANKFURT INT. AIRPORT – Being amongst the world’s leading financial centres, Frankfurt has certainly one of the most opulent and sumptuous airports in Europe. Exclusively created for VIP and first-class passengers, Lufthansa first class lounge, also known as terminal 1 lounge, offers a number of luxurious services to its guests. The Lufthansa first class lounge includes private sleeping rooms, private bathrooms with showers, top-rated cuisine, a fully stocked bar, and, of course, a cigar lounge, specifically designed for cigar aficionados.

The Lufthansa first class cigar lounge in Frankfurt International Airport provides its cigar smoking passengers with a great selection of habanos to choice from. An excellent puro to puff while at the Lufthansa cigar lounge, the Ramon Allones Terra Magica Cigar (Ex. Adriatico 2016) is amongst the great habanos that the opulent lounge has in stock for its passengers. Measuring at 155 mm long by a ring gauge of 50, the terra magica cigar is part of the Regional Edition releases, commemorating the 25th anniversary of the first distributor of habanos for Croatia – a unique cigar that would certainly be a great smoke before boarding.

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 Inside Lufthansa First Class Lounge in Frankfurt International Airport

“THE FIRST AIRPORT TO OPEN A CIGAR SHOP”

LA CASA DEL HABANO IN BEIRUT-RAFIC HARIRI INT. AIRPORT – Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport is located 10 kilometres from the suburbs of Beirut, Lebanon. The airport holds a number of world firsts in the cigar industry. Beirut Rafic Hariri airport was the first airport to open a cigar shop in 1976 while, a few years later, in 1997, the shop became a La Casa del Habano franchise – being the first La Casa del Habano shop in the world. In 2003, the store expanded into a 450 square metres area while, during the same year, the airport opened its first VIP lounge with La Casa del Habano being its exclusive cigar supplier.

You can certainly find an expanding selection of Cuban Cigars while at the VIP cigar lounge in the Beirut Rafic Hariri airport. Overall, the store offers a range of rare supply cigars while it occupies almost 45 cigar experts. A puro perfect to puff in Beirut-Rafic Hariri Airport's La Casa del Habano cigar lounge, the H. Upmann Royal Robusto Cigar LCDH will certainly provide you with the ultimate smoking pleasure. Coming in 135 mm in length by a 52 ring gauge, this smoke is known for producing large amounts of smoke – ideal for a short smoking ritual before taking off.

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Inside La Casa del Habano cigar shop and lounge at Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport in Beirut, Lebanon

Proving to be one of the most unexpected locations to open a cigar lounge, a number of international airports seem to value the importance of the cigar smoking ritual as much as cigar aficionados do and incrasingly launching cigar lounges. From the cigar beginner to the cigar enthusiast, the opulent cigar lounges inside the above airports provide their cigar smoking passengers with an extended selection of Cuban Cigars for Sale Online for them to choose from. Read more from our blog and find out what makes Habanos so special.