April 12 2022  |  Airline & Terminal News

dnata and Plaza Premium team up for lounge development

By Rick Lundstrom

From left to right: Shahab Al Awadhi, Head of marhaba Global; Janis Balkens, Regional CEO for New and Emerging Markets at dnata; Bora Isbulan, Deputy CEO at Plaza Premium Group; Okan Kufeci Regional General Manager- Europe, Middle East and Africa at Plaza Premium Group

marhaba, the global airport hospitality brand of dnata, and Plaza Premium Group (PPG), have entered into a joint venture agreement to expand their international offering.

The first project under the agreement will see the development of the new marhaba Plaza Premium Lounge at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan. Queen Alia International Airport is the main and largest airport in Jordan..

With the lounge development already in progress, the new marhaba Plaza Premium Lounge at Queen Alia International Airport is expected to open in July 2022. The lounge will have a capacity of 140 guests and is inspired by the landscape of Amman, with subtle inclusion of the local culture and heritage in its design.

"We are thrilled to join forces with PPG to bring our globally renowned airport hospitality services to more travelers across the world,” said Steve Allen, CEO of dnata, in today's announcement.Our joint commitment to quality and service excellence will ensure first-rate customer experience for travelers throughout their journey. We look forward to opening the first, best-in-class marhaba Plaza Premium lounge in Amman and further enhancing our joint offering in the coming years."

Individual pre-portioned made-to-order meals at Plaza Premium Lounge

Bora Isbulan, Deputy CEO of Plaza Premium Group added: "This is truly an exciting opportunity for PPG. Our global agreement with marhaba is a testament to our shared commitment to providing the best-in-class airport hospitality for travellers to enjoy. We expect to yield more opportunities in the future through this collaboration. Meanwhile, we are also excited to announce our first venture through the PPG and marhaba’s global agreement, the launch of the new marhaba Plaza Premium Lounge. Travelers will be able to experience the new lounge later this year."

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