Marhaba opens its first airport lounge in Australia
marhaba, the provider of premium airport passenger services has opened its first airport lounge in Australia. Located in Melbourne
Airport’s Terminal 2, the facility is available to passengers departing Melbourne on any airline.
The spacious lounge features comfortable seating for 200 guests, a quiet zone for relaxation, shower facilities, buffet cuisine from around the globe and a selection of premium Australian wines. Much-loved coffee provider Hudson Coffee is also on site in the lounge, preparing fresh coffee from its dedicated barista bar.
Open daily from 6.00 am to midnight, the lounge also offers free Wi-Fi and is staffed by a team of 26, to assist passengers as needed.marhaba has partnered with the world’s largest independent lounge access provider, Priority
marhaba has partnered with the world’s largest independent lounge access provider, Priority Pass, providing its members access to the lounge. It is also working with a number of international airlines, providing complimentary access to select passengers flying with those airlines.
Speaking at the official opening of the lounge, Mr Gary Chapman, President, dnata, said: “Australia is a very important market to us and we continue to look for opportunities to bring more of our services to customers here.”
“We already operate Australia’s leading in-flight catering company, Alpha Flight Services, and are delighted to add the marhaba brand of airport hospitality to serve Melbourne and those passing through Melbourne Airport.”
Melbourne Airport is the second busiest in Australia and one of the most important travel gateways in the country with more than 33 million passengers in 2016*. International passenger traffic is expected to reach 64 million by 2033. Discerning travellers who desire a
good pre and post-flight experience will be able to take advantage of marhaba’s services.
Melbourne Airport Chief of Property, Mr Linc Horton, said: “Melbourne Airport’s property team has worked closely with dnata to build a beautiful space with capacity to seat 200 people, featuring a million dollar view with a contemporary fit-out. Entry into the lounge is sure to kick-start any holiday the right way.”
“We’re excited for the future and proud to open Australia’s first marhaba experience”, he added.
Passengers wishing to use the Marhaba lounge can make online bookings at www.marhabaservices.com or simply walk in and pay for access on the spot.
The marhaba brand is part of dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, offering ground handling, cargo, travel, and flight catering services in 84 countries across six continents. marhaba was established in 1991 and has been helping passengers to seamlessly
arrive and depart from airports for over 25 years – from speedy clearance to facilitating transfers, baggage and family travel. Besides Melbourne, marhaba also operates airport lounges in Dubai, Bahrain and Karachi. Its meet and greet services are available at major
airports worldwide, including Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport.
*Melbourne Airport Stakeholder Report 2016