One year after winning the bid to manage a new lounge at the Maputo International Airport, South Africa’s First National Bank (FNB) has teamed up with National Aviation Services (NAS) to operate the lounge with an additional five-year renewal option.
“The launch of this new lounge is a milestone for FNB, as we drive efforts to provide seamless banking services to our consumers and demonstrate our appreciation to our loyal clients. Our customers are at the heart of everything we do and our drive to innovate this new product is a brilliant example of how we can help transform their lives and offer them more convenience,” Johan Maree, CEO, FNB, Mozambique said.
The FNB Lounge will target Platinum card customers, providing all the comforts and services that FNB Platinum customers deserve.
The 250 square metre lounge that can hold 80 passengers features a dining area, fully-equipped business centre, smoking room and a children’s play area. It is located in the departures area of the Maputo International Airport.
NAS is an on-site airport catering facility that supplies International Airlines- including Qatar Airways, Rwandair and Korean Air- that fly into and out of Kenyan Airports with high-quality in-flight products and services based on professional standards, in-depth knowledge and understanding of international hospitality requirements.
Hassan El Houry, Group CEO, NAS highlighted the importance of offering world-class facilities at the Maputo International Airport in line with increasing foreign investments into Mozambique adding, “We are pleased to be working with FNB and look forward to extending our expertise and high levels of service to the new departures lounge.”
Certified by IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO), NAS has demonstrated expertise in supporting local hub carriers in the Middle East and Africa and has a global presence in more than 30 airports.
Maputo was recently added to the NAS network of 31 airport lounges across 12 countries.