Plaza Premium Group has unveiled plans to open a new lounge in the international terminal at Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen airport.
The agreement with Malaysia Airports (operator of Sabiha Gokcen) will also see Plaza Premium take over the management of two existing lounges located in the airport’s Domestic Departures Terminal by gate 206, and in International Departures by gate 203.
In addition the group will manage the airport’s fast track and meet and assist services going forward.
Plaza Premium said that it would invest “in a series of enhancements and upgrading service and facilities to create an elevated lounge experience and to promote a seamless airport journey for global travellers in the New Year”.
Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) is Istanbul’s second busiest airport behind the new Istanbul airport, registering 35.6 million passengers in 2019.
Commenting on the news Malaysia Airports Group chief executive officer, Dato’ Mohd Shukrie Mohd Salleh, said:
“Our partnership with Plaza Premium Group goes back to as far as 1998 when they opened their first lounge at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia and we have seen them grow to become a leading provider of airport hospitality services all over the world.
“We are confident they will bring the same high service standards to SAW. The presence of Plaza Premium Group at the airport is a manifestation of our continued commitment to ensure world-class service culture and hospitality is practised at all our airports.”
Earlier this year Turkish Airlines’ subsidiary Anadolujet launched flights between London Stansted and Sabiha Gokcen.