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

According to the partners, the JV will enable them to combine knowledge and resources as travel demand increases globally.

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. Already in development, the lounge is due to open in July 2022. It will have a 140-guest capacity and is inspired by the beautiful landscape of Amman, incorporating local culture and heritage into its design.

Steve Allen, CEO of dnata Group, said: "We are thrilled to join forces with PPG to bring our globally renowned airport hospitality services to more travellers across the world. Our joint commitment to quality and service excellence will ensure first-rate customer experience for travellers 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."

Bora Isbulan, deputy CEO of Plaza Premium Group said, "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.”