ADDIS ABABA – Plaza Premium Group (PPG), the world’s leading airport hospitality service provider, on Tuesday announced partnership with local firm NHY Group to set up a lounge experience in Bole International Airport (ADD), one of the major transport hubs in Africa.
Plaza Premium Lounge Ethiopia is scheduled to be opened in March this year at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport Terminal II (Departure).
Bole International Airport, one of the major airport hubs in Africa and Ethiopia’s largest airport, records more than 12 million passengers per year.
The new partnership between Hong Kong-based airport lounge provider and NHY Group, a local firm with’s 20-years extensive understanding in the local travel and hospitality landscape, aims to elevate ADD’s lounge experience.
“This strategic partnership with Plaza Premium Group, the pioneers in airport hospitality services, will further enhance the African travel experience,” said Nur Hussein Yassin, the owner and CEO of Nur Hussein Yassin (NHY).
“I look forward to the innovative and premium lounge service for all our passengers at the newly expanded Bole International Airport,” he added.
Spanning 1,000 square meters, Plaza Premium Lounge in Ethiopia is designed to deliver world-class services to accommodate up to 325 guests.
The Plaza Premium Lounge Ethiopia features a wide range of facilities that cater to different types of travelers, and is designed to provide a distinctive experience for passengers with its culture-inspired design and authentic Ethiopian culinary experience.
Bora Isbulan, Deputy CEO of Plaza Premium Group said PPG is “excited to be partnering with NHY Group, the leader of travel retail and hospitality in Ethiopia, to further expand our footprint in Africa in this strategic region”.
“Our entry into Addis Ababa Bole International Airport (ADD) is a testament to our strategy and vision to expand our global airport hospitality services & facilities across the world,” the CEO said.
“International tourism has been blooming in Ethiopia over the years, combining PPG’s 24 years of award-winning experience, with NHY’s local expertise and knowledge, we are confident that we can deliver diversified, exquisite, and innovative travel experiences to global travelers arriving in and departing from the airport,” he added.
Featured Image Caption: The new Plaza Premium Lounge Ethiopia is ADD’s only pay per-use lounge and it is set to open for sale in the coming weeks via Plaza Premium Lounge’s official website and designated distribution outlets.