Plaza Premium lines up US$55 million for expansion into new markets

Hong Kong-based airport services provider Plaza Premium Group (PPG) is expanding its global footprint and enhancing products across 11 international airports, including Beijing Daxing International Airport, Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Kuala Lumpur International Airport, and Singapore Changi Airport.

“Year 2019 and 2020 mark a big leap forward for PPG and we are committed to serve over 16 million travellers by the end of 2020, a 10 per cent increase compared to where we are now,” said Song Hoi-see, founder and CEO of PPG.

Plaza Premium invests US$55 million into global expansion; Plaza Premium Lounge at Indira Gandhi International Airport pictured

“In addition to expanding in the US, China and Indonesia as part of our US$100 million investment in coming years, we continue to strengthen our leading position in the existing markets by creating a holistic departure, transit and arrival experience.”

The group’s flagship brand Plaza Premium Lounge will open in Dubai International Airport in December 2019, spanning across 1,260m², the largest independent pay-per-use lounge at the airport’s Terminal 3.

Scheduled to fully operate in 2Q2020, a mega lounge will open in Toronto Pearson International Airport International Departures occupying nearly 1,200m² as the largest independent pay-per-use lounge in Canada.

Plaza Premium Lounge will be unveiled in Australia in 1Q2020 at Sydney Airport Terminal 1 while the brand will debut in the US in 2020 with domestic lounge and international lounge at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport and international lounge at Denver International Airport.

A nearly 3,000m² lounge space combining Plaza Premium First, Plaza Premium Lounge and Allways will be built in Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport to fully open in 1H2020. In its home town of Hong Kong, the brand will appear at two new locations this December and January respectively.

The development of its in-terminal airport hotel concept Aerotel has recently seen two strategic openings at Beijing Daxing International Airport and London Heathrow at Terminal 3 Arrivals.

In 3Q2020, Aerotel will launch in Sydney Airport as the only in-terminal airport hotel in Australia. Meanwhile, Aerotel Kuala Lumpur will see the addition of a select service extension and shared shower facilities. The brand’s inaugural location Aerotel Singapore is undergoing renovation of its outdoor swimming pool with plans to open end 2019 with enhanced services.

By 2020, PPG will be operating in more than 175 locations across 47 international airports.

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